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Titles with Tara Book Club

Titles with Tara Book Club
Book: The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride.
  • When May 21, 2024 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM (US/Eastern / UTC-400)
  • Where Franklin Public Library
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  • Contact Phone 248-851-2254
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McBride’s latest novel, set in the Chicken Hill neighborhood of Pottstown, PA, opens in 1972, as workers clearing the foundation for a new housing development unearth a human skeleton and a mezuzah, a small case that adorns the doorframe of Jewish homes. Police question an old man named Malachi, the last Jew left on Chicken Hill. But before the authorities can solve the puzzle, Hurricane Agnes sweeps through and washes away any evidence of the crime. The book then jumps back a half century to the 1920’s, to unfold the riddle of what happened. McBride’s novel is a murder mystery which contains a powerful story of place and community, of love and hate and compassion and violence.