The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store: A Novel
(OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen)

Book Cover
Your Rating: 0 stars
Star rating for

Average user rating: 4.1 stars
User ratings:
5 star
 
(6)
4 star
 
(6)
3 star
 
(1)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(1)
Published:
Books on Tape 2023
Format:
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen
Edition:
Unabridged
Status:
Checked Out

Description

THE RUNAWAY NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK
FROM ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE'S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE OF 2024
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY NPR/FRESH AIR, WASHINGTON POST, THE NEW YORKER, AND TIME MAGAZINE
ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2023
“A murder mystery locked inside a Great American Novel . . . Charming, smart, heart-blistering, and heart-healing.” —Danez Smith, The New York Times Book Review
“We all need—we all deserve—this vibrant, love-affirming novel that bounds over any difference that claims to separate us.” —Ron Charles, The Washington Post
From James McBride, author of the bestselling Oprah’s Book Club pick Deacon King Kong and the National Book Award–winning The Good Lord Bird, a novel about small-town secrets and the people who keep them

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.
    Bringing his masterly storytelling skills and his deep faith in humanity to The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store, James McBride has written a novel as compassionate as Deacon King Kong and as inventive as The Good Lord Bird.

Also in This Series

Formats

OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Works on MP3 Players, PCs, and Macs. Some mobile devices may require an application to be installed.
OverDrive Listen
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.

More Like This

Other Editions and Formats

More Details

Street Date:
08/08/2023
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780593684139

Reviews from GoodReads

Loading GoodReads Reviews.

Citations

APA Citation (style guide)

James McBride. (2023). The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store: A Novel. Unabridged Books on Tape.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

James McBride. 2023. The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store: A Novel. Books on Tape.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

James McBride, The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store: A Novel. Books on Tape, 2023.

MLA Citation (style guide)

James McBride. The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store: A Novel. Unabridged Books on Tape, 2023.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

Copy Details

LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection290

There are 154 holds on this title.

Staff View

Grouped Work ID:
36188d4a-32d5-b0c4-dfdc-1e58367cfdd7
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Aug 21, 2023 15:21:28
Date Updated:
Aug 21, 2023 15:21:28
Last Metadata Check:
Jun 12, 2024 19:34:31
Last Metadata Change:
Jun 12, 2024 19:34:31
Last Availability Check:
Jun 12, 2024 19:34:34
Last Availability Change:
Jun 12, 2024 04:48:12
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Jun 12, 2024 19:33:56

OverDrive Product Record

images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/1191-1/{E32C5B38-E2B3-4F46-A1A3-FA61D52E3AEF}IMG100.JPG
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/1191-1/{E32C5B38-E2B3-4F46-A1A3-FA61D52E3AEF}IMG200.JPG
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/1191-1/{E32C5B38-E2B3-4F46-A1A3-FA61D52E3AEF}IMG150.JPG
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/1191-1/{E32C5B38-E2B3-4F46-A1A3-FA61D52E3AEF}IMG400.JPG
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780593684139
      • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
      • id: audiobook-mp3
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780593684139
      • name: OverDrive Listen
      • id: audiobook-overdrive
edition
Unabridged
mediaType
Audiobook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: James McBride
isOwnedByCollections
False
title
The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com?websiteID=242&titleID=9475693
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: LION: Libraries Online (CT)
          • id: 1354
sortTitle
Heaven and Earth Grocery Store A Novel
crossRefId
9475693
subtitle
A Novel
id
E32C5B38-E2B3-4F46-A1A3-FA61D52E3AEF
starRating
3.4

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
formats
      • duration: 12:28:36
      • fileName: TheHeavenEarthGrocer_9780593684139_9475693
      • partCount: 12
      • fileSize: 356059716
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780593684139
      • rights:
            • type: PlayOnPC
            • value: 1
            • type: PlayOnPCCount
            • value: -1
            • type: BurnToCD
            • value: 1
            • type: BurnToCDCount
            • value: -1
            • type: PlayOnPM
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToNonSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferCount
            • value: -1
            • type: CollaborativePlay
            • value: 0
            • type: PublicPerformance
            • value: 0
            • type: TranscodeToAAC
            • value: 1
      • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
      • isReadAlong: False
      • id: audiobook-mp3
      • onSaleDate: 8/8/2023
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=e32c5b38-e2b3-4f46-a1a3-fa61d52e3aef&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • duration: 12:21:41
      • fileName: TheHeavenEarthGrocer_9780593684139_9475693
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 356014283
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780593684139
      • name: OverDrive Listen
      • isReadAlong: False
      • id: audiobook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 8/8/2023
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=e32c5b38-e2b3-4f46-a1a3-fa61d52e3aef&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: McBride, James
      • name: James McBride
      • role: Narrator
      • fileAs: Hoffman, Dominic
      • name: Dominic Hoffman
publishDate
2023-08-08T00:00:00-04:00
edition
Unabridged
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store
fullDescription
THE RUNAWAY NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK
FROM ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE'S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE OF 2024
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY NPR/FRESH AIR, WASHINGTON POST, THE NEW YORKER, AND TIME MAGAZINE
ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2023
“A murder mystery locked inside a Great American Novel . . . Charming, smart, heart-blistering, and heart-healing.” —Danez Smith, The New York Times Book Review
“We all need—we all deserve—this vibrant, love-affirming novel that bounds over any difference that claims to separate us.” —Ron Charles, The Washington Post
From James McBride, author of the bestselling Oprah’s Book Club pick Deacon King Kong and the National Book Award–winning The Good Lord Bird, a novel about small-town secrets and the people who keep them

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.
    Bringing his masterly storytelling skills and his deep faith in humanity to The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store, James McBride has written a novel as compassionate as Deacon King Kong and as inventive as The Good Lord Bird.
popularity
192967
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BPQEAAA20/products/e32c5b38-e2b3-4f46-a1a3-fa61d52e3aef/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
    • shareInLibby:
        • href: https://link.overdrive.com/share?titleId=9475693
        • type: text/HTML
id
e32c5b38-e2b3-4f46-a1a3-fa61d52e3aef
starRating
3.6
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/1191-1/{E32C5B38-E2B3-4F46-A1A3-FA61D52E3AEF}IMG100.JPG
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/1191-1/{E32C5B38-E2B3-4F46-A1A3-FA61D52E3AEF}IMG200.JPG
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/1191-1/{E32C5B38-E2B3-4F46-A1A3-FA61D52E3AEF}IMG150.JPG
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/1191-1/{E32C5B38-E2B3-4F46-A1A3-FA61D52E3AEF}IMG400.JPG
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
subjects
      • value: Fiction
      • value: African American Fiction
      • value: Literature
      • value: Historical Fiction
publishDateText
08/08/2023
mediaType
Audiobook
shortDescription
THE RUNAWAY NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK
FROM ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE'S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE OF 2024
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY NPR/FRESH AIR, WASHINGTON POST, THE NEW YORKER, AND TIME MAGAZINE
ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2023
“A murder mystery locked inside a Great American Novel . . . Charming, smart, heart-blistering, and heart-healing.” —Danez Smith, The New York Times Book Review
“We all need—we all deserve—this vibrant, love-affirming novel that bounds over any difference that claims to separate us.” —Ron Charles, The Washington Post
From James McBride, author of the bestselling Oprah’s Book Club pick Deacon King Kong and the National Book Award–winning The Good Lord Bird, a novel about small-town secrets and the people who keep them

In 1972, when...
sortTitle
Heaven and Earth Grocery Store A Novel
crossRefId
9475693
awards
      • source: Notable Books Council
      • value: Notable Books for Adults
subtitle
A Novel
publisher
Books on Tape
bisacCodes
      • code: FIC014000
      • description: FICTION / Historical / General
      • code: FIC019000
      • description: Fiction / Literary
      • code: FIC049000
      • description: Fiction / African American & Black / General