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The beautiful things that heaven bears

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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.

Watch a QuickTime interview with Dinaw Mengestu about this book.

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Watch a QuickTime interview with Dinaw Mengestu about this book.

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subject_facetEthiopians -- United States -- Fiction
Race relations -- Fiction
Washington (D.C.) -- Fiction
title_displayThe beautiful things that heaven bears
title_fullThe Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears
The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears
The beautiful things that heaven bears / Dinaw Mengestu
title_shortThe beautiful things that heaven bears
topic_facetEthiopians
Fiction
Literature
Race relations