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Ostrow Reads

Ostrow Reads is a book club of the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride - Summer 2024

The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store book cover next to photograph of the author, James McBride

How to Get the Book

Here are some ways you can get a copy of the book:

  1. Read the ebook via the USC Libraries subscription. See the link below. 
  2. Read one of the two print copies available at the Wilson Dental Library. In library use only during the trimester we are reading that book.
  3. Borrow a print copy from your local public library.
  4. Borrow the ebook or audiobook from your local public library using the Libby app. Contact your local public library to learn more. Apply for a Los Angeles Public Library e-card here and Los Angeles County e-card here
  5. Purchase a used or new copy at Amazon, Abe Books, Thrift Books, another online book retailer, or your local bookstore.
  6. Purchase a Kindle version through Amazon or listen to the audiobook with a paid subscription to Audible.

Dates & Times

Meeting times for The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride - Summer 2024.

The meetings will be held online via Zoom. 

  1. Tuesday, May 14, 2024, 12:00-1:00pm: Part 1: Gone: Chapters 1-11
  2. Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 12:00-1:00pm: Part 2: Gotten: Chapters 12-18
  3. Tuesday, July 16, 2024, 12:00-1:00pm: Part 3: The Last Love: Chapters 19-29 & Epilogue

Everyone who signs up will receive a calendar invitation and Zoom link for each meeting. If you did not receive a calendar invite, please contact Hannah Schilperoort at