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You bring the distant near / Mitali Perkins.

Perkins, Mitali (author.).

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George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library Y PERKINS 34510010895512 Teen Area - Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780374304904
  • ISBN: 0374304904
  • Physical Description: 303 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017.

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Formatted Contents Note:
1. Strangers 1973-74 -- Sonia: Home is where the stories are -- Tara: Marcia Magic -- Sonia: The queen of bargaining -- Sonia: Fire escape -- Tara: Flushing forever -- Tara: Star quality -- 2. Travelers 1976-81 -- Sonia: A daughter for life -- Sonia: Liberation -- Tara: Land where my fathers died -- No translation -- 3. Settlers 1998-2006 -- Chantal: New rules -- Anna: United cousins of Carver school -- Chantal: The Porsche factor -- Anna: Off the deep end -- No dot-com needed.
Summary, etc.:
From 1965 through the present, an Indian American family adjusts to life in New York City, alternately fending off and welcoming challenges to their own traditions. Ranee worries that her children are losing their Indian culture. Sonia is wrapped up in a forbidden biracial love affair. Tara seeks the limelight to hide her true self. Shanti desperately tries to make peace in the family. Anna fights to preserve Bengal tigers and her Bengali identity. As each Das woman decides which Bengali traditions to uphold in America, one hard truth remains: some scars take generations to heal.
"Five girls. Three generations. One great American love story. You Bring the Distant Near explores sisterhood, first loves, friendship, and the inheritance of culture--for better or worse. Ranee, worried that her children are losing their Indian culture; Sonia, wrapped up in a forbidden biracial love affair; Tara, seeking the limelight to hide her true self; Shanti, desperately trying to make peace in the family; Anna, fighting to preserve Bengal tigers and her Bengali identity--award-winning author Mitali Perkins weaves together a sweeping story of five women at once intimately relatable and yet entirely new." --Amazon.
Subject: East Indian American women > Juvenile fiction.
East Indian Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Immigrants > Juvenile fiction.
Families > New York (State) > New York > Juvenile fiction.
Family life > New York (State) > New York > Fiction.
East Indian Americans > Fiction
Immigrants > Fiction
New York (N.Y.) > Juvenile fiction.
New York (N.Y.) > Fiction

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