Catalog

Record Details

Catalog Search



The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store  Cover Image Book Book

The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store / James McBride.

Summary:

"In 1972, when workers in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, were digging the foundations for a new development, the last thing they expected to find was a skeleton at the bottom of a well. Who the skeleton was and how it got there were two of the long-held secrets kept by the residents of Chicken Hill, the dilapidated neighborhood where immigrant Jews and African Americans lived side by side and shared ambitions and sorrows. Chicken Hill was where Moshe and Chona Ludlow lived when Moshe integrated his theater and where Chona ran the Heaven & Earth Grocery Store. When the state came looking for a deaf boy to institutionalize him, it was Chona and Nate Timblin, the Black janitor at Moshe's theater and the unofficial leader of the Black community on Chicken Hill, who worked together to keep the boy safe. As these characters' stories overlap and deepen, it becomes clear how much the people who live on the margins of white, Christian America struggle and what they must do to survive. When the truth is finally revealed about what happened on Chicken Hill and the part the town's white establishment played in it, McBride shows us that even in dark times, it is love and community--heaven and earth--that sustain us"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593422946
  • ISBN: 0593422945
  • Physical Description: 385 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2023.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Part I: Gone. The hurricane -- A bad sign -- Twelve -- Dodo -- The stranger -- Challah -- A new problem -- Paper -- The robin and the sparrow -- The skrup shoe -- Part II: Gotten. Monkey pants -- Cowboy -- Differing weights and measures -- The worm -- The visit -- The bullfrog -- The hot dog -- Part III: The last love. The lowgods -- The Antes house -- The marble -- Without a song -- Bernice's bible -- Duck boy -- The deal -- The job -- The finger -- The last love -- Waiting for the future -- Epilogue: The call out.
Subject: Jews > United States > Fiction.
African Americans > Fiction.
Deaf children > Fiction.
Ethnic neighborhoods > Pennsylvania > Pottstown > Fiction.
Neighbors > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Minorities > Fiction.
United States > Ethnic relations > Fiction.
African Americans.
Deaf children.
Ethnic neighborhoods.
Ethnic relations.
Jews.
Minorities.
Neighbors.
Secrecy.
Pennsylvania > Pottstown.
United States.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Social problem fiction.
Novels.
Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Social problem fiction.
Novels.

Available copies

  • 0 of 1 copy available at Homer Library. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Homer Library System. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Homer Public Library.

Holds

  • 1 current hold with 1 total copy.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Homer Public Library F MCBRIDE (Text) 000170616 Display -- Lit Lineup Checked out 03/08/2024


Additional Resources