You Bring the Distant Near (Hardcover)
Farrar Straus Giroux, 9780374304904, 320pp.
Publication Date: September 12, 2017
A 2017 National Book Award Longlist Title with five starred reviews
One of School Library Journal's Best Books of 2017
One of The New York City Public Librariy's Notable 50 Best Books for Teens
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.