You Bring the Distant Near – Mitali Perkins
Download You Bring the Distant Near ebook. Nominated for the 2017 National Book Award | Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year | School Library Journal Best Book of the Year | Horn Book Fanfare List | Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year | NYPL Best Book of the Year | Boston Globe Best Book of the Year | Six starred reviews: ★ Horn Book ★ School Library Journal ★ Publishers Weekly ★ Booklist ★ Shelf Awareness ★ VOYA
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 her Bengali identity–award-winning author Mitali Perkins weaves together a sweeping story of five women at once intimately relatable and yet entirely new.
“Perkins tells a nuanced, quintessentially American story. She affectionately traces four young women’s interrelated yet distinct paths to determining their identities, and, later in the book, adds a fifth. Ranee, the Das family matriarch, has long lived according to Bengali tradition. In her 60s, she embarks on a process of discovery familiar to many immigrants who move to this country as adults: She reshapes herself from the blended clay of her native and adopted homes.” — Chicago Tribune
“This ambitious multigenerational story of finding identity and acceptance is inspired by the author’s own experience as the youngest of three sisters who arrived in the United States in the 1970s. The exquisite narrative journeys across time and geography — from Ghana to London to Harlem — and crosses borders of love, faith, and culture. ” — Teen Vogue
“The story is bubbling, funny, moving, epic, and intimate all at once, and it’s not one you’ll easily forget … You Bring the Distant Near captures the immigrant experience for one Indian-American family with humor and heart.” — Bustle
“Full of sisterhood, diversity, and complex, strong women, this book will speak to readers as they will undoubtedly find a kindred spirit in at least one of the Das women.” –Booklist starred review
..”. an unforgettable novel… Perkins’s vibrantly written exploration of a family in transition is saturated with romance, humor, and meaningful reflections on patriotism, blended cultures, and carving one’s own path.” –PW starred review
“This stunning book about immigration and cultural assimilation is a must-purchase for teen and new adult collections.” –SLJ starred review
..”.an ambitious narrative that illuminates past and present, departure and reunion, women and family.” –The Horn Book starred review
..”.features inspiring South Asian girl and women protagonists grappling with love, faith, and culture, as well as the intersections among their personal, communal, and national histories…lushly drawn and emotionally resonant.” –Kirkus
“The fully fleshed characters and complex family dynamics provide a vibrant background for exploration of multigenerational adaptation to a diverse America and of the familial and romantic love that nourishes their new roots.” –BCCB
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Mitali Perkins has written several novels for young readers, including You Bring the Distant Near (nominated for the National Book Award; six starred reviews) Rickshaw Girl (a NYPL best 100 Book for children in the past 100 years), Bamboo People (an ALA Top 10 YA novel), and Tiger Boy, which won the South Asia Book Award for Younger Readers. She currently writes and resides in San Francisco.
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