Temple Micah Book Club

McBride, James. Heaven & Earth Grocery Store, Pub: 2023. (Learita Scott)
DC: audiobk, ebk – 0 available; LT – on order, 51 HOLDS; book – 26 copies, 510 HOLDS
MC: book – 20 copies, 649 on the waitlist; eaudiobk – 44 copies, 374 on waitlist; ebk/Kindle – 86 copies, 761 on the wait list; LT – 9, 111 on waitlist.

“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.”

“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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