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You bring the distant near

Author: Mitali Perkins
Publisher: New York : Square Fish : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2019. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : First Square Fish editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mitali Perkins
ISBN: 9781250233868 1250233860
OCLC Number: 1102361233
Notes: "Five girls. Three generations. One great American love story"--Cover.
Target Audience: Ages 15-18.
Description: 303 pages : genealogical tables ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Mitali Perkins.

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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, this book weaves together a sweeping story of five women at once intimately relatable and yet entirely new.

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