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Collection: 7-day Books
Call Number: F
Author: Ng, Celeste
Title: Our missing hearts
Remainder of title: a novel
Summary, etc. note: "From the number one bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere, a deeply suspenseful and heartrending novel about the unbreakable love between a mother and child in a society consumed by fear Twelve-year-old Bird Gardner lives a quiet existence with his loving but broken father, a former linguist who now shelves books in Harvard University's library. Bird knows to not ask too many questions, stand out too much, or stray too far. For a decade, their lives have been governed by laws written to preserve "American culture" in the wake of years of economic instability and violence. To keep the peace and restore prosperity, the authorities are now allowed to relocate children of dissidents, especially those of Asian origin, and libraries have been forced to remove books seen as unpatriotic-including the work of Bird's mother, Margaret, a Chinese American poet who left the family when he was nine years old. Bird has grown up disavowing his mother and her poems; he doesn't know her work or what happened to her, and he knows he shouldn't wonder. But when he receives a mysterious letter containing only a cryptic drawing, he is drawn into a quest to find her. His journey will take him back to the many folktales she poured into his head as a child, through the ranks of an underground network of librarians, into the lives of the children who have been taken, and finally to New York City, where a new act of defiance may be the beginning of much-needed change. Our Missing Hearts is an old story made new, of the ways supposedly civilized communities can ignore the most searing injustice. It's a story about the power-and limitations-of art to create change, the lessons and legacies we pass on to our children, and how any of us can survive a broken world with our hearts intact"--

International Standard Book Number: 9780593492550
: (hardcover)
: (ebook)
: (trade paperback ;
: international edition)
Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9780593652763
Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9780593492543
Description conventions: rda
Authentication code: pcc
Classification number: PS3614.G83
Edition number: 23/eng/20220414
Classification number: 813/.6
Relator term: author.
Statement of responsibility, etc.: Celeste Ng.
Place of publication: New York , NY
Name of publisher: Penguin Random House
Date of publication: 2022
Projected publication date: 2207
: New York :
: Penguin Press,
: 2022.
Extent: 325 pages
: rdacontent
: text
: txt
: rdamedia
: computer
: c
: rdacarrier
: online resource
: cr
: Provided by publisher.
Source of acquisition: B&T 10/14/22
Purchase price: 29.00
: Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher; resource not viewed.
Subject: Mother and children relationship-Fiction.
Source of term: lcgft
Genre/form data or focus term: Novels.
Main entry heading: Ng, Celeste.
Place, publisher, and date of publication: New York : Penguin Press, 2022
Display text: Print version:
Title: Our missing hearts
Record control number: (DLC) 2022017272
International Standard Book Number: 9780593492543
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: ecip ebook
: policy default
: ecip ebook 2022-04-14
: LC online resource
: 2022-04-14

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