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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
FSG Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780374304904320 Pages, Ages 12-18
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A 2017 National Book Award Longlist Title
This elegant young adult novel captures the immigrant experience for one Indian-American family with humor and heart. Told in alternating teen voices across three generations, You Bring the Distant Near explores sisterhood, first loves, friendship, and the inheritance of culture--for better or worse.
From a grandmother worried that her children are losing their Indian identity to a daughter wrapped up in a forbidden biracial love affair to a granddaughter social-activist fighting to preserve Bengali tigers, award-winning author Mitali Perkins weaves together the threads of a family growing into an American identity.
Here is a sweeping story of five women at once intimately relatable and yet entirely new.
Race at the British Club
The swimmers have finished their races and are basking in the sun. It’s almost time for the beginners’ event. Tara kneels at the shallow edge, giving her little sister last-minute instructions. Floating...
September 24 - October 8, 2017
Meet Mitali Perkins as she reads from her new novel You Bring the Distant Near.
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