Mitali Perkins

Join us as Mitali Perkins discusses her novel, You Bring the Distant Near.

A 2017 National Book Award Longlist Title with six starred reviews
School Library Journal's Best Books of 2017
A New York City Public Librariy's Notable 50 Best Books for Teens
South Asia Book Award Winner

This elegant young adult novel captures the immigrant experience for one Indian-American family with humor and heart. 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.

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, award-winning author Mitali 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.

Event date: 

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

79 Leonard St
Belmont, MA 02478

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ISBN: 9780374304904
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - September 12th, 2017

A 2017 National Book Award Longlist Title with six starred reviews
A School Library Journal's Best Books of 2017
A New York City Public Library's Notable 50 Best Books for Teens
2018 South Asia Book Award Winner
2018 White Ravens Award Winner
A Louisiana Readers' Choice Award Nominee


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