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The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store

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"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"--

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Yonkers Crestwood Library FIC MCBRIDE (Text)
New Fiction
31035608022918
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04/25/2024
Yonkers Crestwood Library FIC MCBRIDE (Text)
New Fiction
31035705004819
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04/24/2024
Yonkers Grinton I. Will Library FICTION (Text)
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31035162960875
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04/27/2024
Yonkers Grinton I. Will Library FIC Mcbride (Text)
Fiction
31035710084053
Checked out
04/19/2024
Yonkers Grinton I. Will Library FIC Mcbride (Text)
New Fiction
31035710084061
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Yonkers Riverfront Library FIC MCBRIDE (Text)
New Fiction
31035162144819
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Yonkers Riverfront Library FIC Mcbride (Text)
New Fiction
31035600061369
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Yonkers Riverfront Library FIC Mcbride (Text)
New Fiction
31035600063753
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Yonkers Riverfront Library FIC Mcbride (Text)
New Fiction
31035700062366
Checked out
04/22/2024
Yonkers Riverfront Library FIC Mcbride (Text)
New Fiction
31035700066227
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