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Book Information: Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears, the

Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears, the (2007) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Seventeen years ago, Sepha Stephanos fled the Ethiopian Revolution after witnessing soldiers beat his father to the point of certain death, selling off his parents' jewelry to pay for passage to the United States. Now he finds himself running a grocery store in a poor African-American neighborhood in Washington, D.C. His only companions are two fellow African immigrants who share his feelings of frustration with and bitter nostalgia for their home continent. He realizes that his life has turned out completely different and far more isolated from the one he had imagined for himself years ago.

Soon Sepha's neighborhood begins to change. Hope comes in the form of new neighbors-Judith and Naomi, a white woman and her biracial daughter-who become his friends and remind him of what having a family is like for the first time in years. But when the neighborhood's newfound calm is disturbed by a series of racial incidents, Sepha may lose everything all over again.

Original title: The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionEthnic And MulticulturalImmigrant

Edition #1: The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears (2007)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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Manifested in:

The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears (February 2008)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9781594482854
Pages: 240

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