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The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears
by Dinaw Mengestu

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List Price: $16.00
Format: Paperback, 240 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9781594482854
Imprint: Riverhead Books
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann and Pearson PLC
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Book Description:
Seventeen years ago, Sepha Stephanos fled the Ethiopian Revolution for a new start in the United States. Now he finds himself running a failing grocery store in a poor African-American section of Washington, D.C., his only companions two fellow African immigrants who share his bitter nostalgia and longing for his home continent. Years ago and worlds away Sepha could never have imagined a life of such isolation. As his environment begins to change, hope comes in the form of a friendship with new neighbors Judith and Naomi, a white woman and her biracial daughter. But when a series of racial incidents disturbs the community, Sepha may lose everything all over again.

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