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The Resource America Is Not the Heart

America Is Not the Heart

Label
America Is Not the Heart
Title
America Is Not the Heart
Statement of responsibility
Elaine Castillo
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Language
eng
Summary
One of NPR's Best Books of 2018One of The Boston Globe's Best Books of 2018One of The New York Post's Most Unforgettable Books of 2018 One of The White Review's Best Books of 2018"A saga rich with origin myths, national and personal . . . Castillo is part of a younger generation of American writers instilling literature with a layered sense of identity." —Vogue How many lives fit in a lifetime? When Hero De Vera arrives in America—haunted by the political upheaval in the Philippines and disowned by her parents—she's already on her third. Her uncle gives her a fresh start in the Bay Area, and he doesn't ask about her past. His younger wife knows enough about the might and secrecy of the De Vera family to keep her head down. But their daughter—the first American-born daughter in the family—can't resist asking Hero about her damaged hands. An increasingly relevant story told with startling lucidity, humor, and an uncanny ear for the intimacies and shorthand of family ritual, America Is Not the Heart is a sprawling, soulful debut about three generations of women in one family struggling to balance the promise of the American dream and the unshakeable grip of history. With exuberance, grit, and sly tenderness, here is a family saga; an origin story; a romance; a narrative of two nations and the people who leave one home to grasp at another
Summary
Three generations of women from one immigrant family trying to reconcile the home they left behind with the life they're building in America
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Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
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10639690
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BT
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Castillo, Elaine
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
Label
America Is Not the Heart
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Publication
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780735222434
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
America Is Not the Heart
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:5ed6fecd-9d94-46d4-ac01-e5b02956f6b4
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780735222434
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Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
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