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You Bring the Distant Near

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by Mitali Perkins

Format: Paperback

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Award-winning Indian-American author Mitali Perkins illuminates the story of one family with humor and heart in this YA novel about the immigrant experience.

A 2017 National Book Award Longlist Title with six starred reviews!

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. Fans of Nicola Yoon's The Sun Is Also a Star will find a lot to love in this literary tour de force.

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, 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.

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