Our missing hearts : a novel
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Batavia Public Library District - New AVDigital Audiobook Ng, CelesteChecked out
Bloomingdale Public Library - New AudiobooksPLWY F NGOn Shelf
Downers Grove Public Library - Lobby - AdultPLAYAWAY FICTION NG, C.On Shelf
Flossmoor Public Library - StacksPLWY FIC NGOn Shelf
Glen Ellyn Public Library - New PlayawaysPLAYAWAY FIC NG, CELESTEChecked out
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Format
Pre-loaded Audio
Edition
Unabridged.
Physical Desc
1 audio media player (approx. 10 hr.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Language
English
ISBN
9781669666936, 166966693X

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Title from Playaway label.
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Release date supplied by publisher.
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Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
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One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
General Note
Previously released by Penguin Random House, ℗2022.
Participants/Performers
Read by Lucy Liu ; with a note read by the author.
Description
"Twelve-year-old Bird Gardner lives a quiet existence with his loving but broken father, a former linguist who now shelves books in a university 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 pulled 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. [It] 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"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Ng, C., & Liu, L. (2022). Our missing hearts: a novel (Unabridged.). Findaway World, LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ng, Celeste and Lucy Liu. 2022. Our Missing Hearts: A Novel. Solon, Ohio: Findaway World, LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ng, Celeste and Lucy Liu. Our Missing Hearts: A Novel Solon, Ohio: Findaway World, LLC, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Ng, Celeste,, and Lucy Liu. Our Missing Hearts: A Novel Unabridged., Findaway World, LLC, 2022.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

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