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You Bring the Distant Near

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
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, 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.

Full cast:

  • Sneha Mathan as Narrator
  • Shivali Bhammer as Sonia
  • Priya Ayyar as Tara
  • N'Jameh Camara as Chantal
  • Zehra Jane Naqvi as Anna


Genre: Young Adult Fiction

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Hardback Editions

February 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: You Bring the Distant Near (Thorndike Press Large Print Mini-collection)
Author(s): Mitali Perkins
ISBN: 1-4328-4928-X / 978-1-4328-4928-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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September 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: You Bring the Distant Near
Author(s): Mitali Perkins
ISBN: 0-374-30490-4 / 978-0-374-30490-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Paperback Editions

April 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: You Bring the Distant Near
Author(s): Mitali Perkins
ISBN: 1-250-23386-0 / 978-1-250-23386-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Square Fish
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September 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: You Bring the Distant Near
Author(s): Mitali Perkins
Publisher: Listening Library
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September 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: You Bring the Distant Near
Author(s): Mitali Perkins
Publisher: Listening Library
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September 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: You Bring the Distant Near
Author(s): Mitali Perkins
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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