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Books that Bind April 2024 -The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store: A Novel by James McBride

Books that Bind Building bonds through books and conversation. Our club reads a wide range of authors and genres. Books that Bind is the official Book Club of the Interchurch Center located in the Morningside/ Harlem area of New York City, NY. The club was established in 2011 to build bonds and friendship through a shared love of books among the various tenants of the building and neighbored.

Reading: The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store: A Novel by James McBride

Date: Thursday, April 18 at 12:00 PM EDT

The new novel from the bestselling, National Book Award-winning, Oprah Book Club-picked, Barack Obama favourite James McBride.

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 neighbourhood where immigrant Jews and African Americans lived side by side and shared ambitions and sorrows.

As these characters’ stories overlap and deepen, it becomes clear how much the people who live on the margins 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.

The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store (2023 B&N Book of the Year) by James  McBride, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble®

 

Thursday, April 18 at 12:00 PM EDT

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Apr 18 2024

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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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