The Girl Who Fell from the Sky: A Novel

January 11, 2011|
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky: A Novel by Heidi W. Durrow
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"The Girl Who Fell from the Sky can actually fly." —The New York Times Book Review
 

Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I., becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy after a fateful morning on their Chicago rooftop.

Forced to move to a new city, with her strict African American grandmother as her guardian, Rachel is thrust for the first time into a mostly black community, where her light brown skin, blue eyes, and beauty bring a constant stream of attention her way. It’s there, as she grows up and tries to swallow her grief, that she comes to understand how the mystery and tragedy of her mother might be connected to her own uncertain identity.

This searing and heart-wrenching portrait of a young biracial girl dealing with society’s ideas of race and class is the winner of the Bellwether Prize for best fiction manuscript addressing issues of social justice.

A graduate of Stanford University, Columbia University''s Graduate School of Journalism, and Yale Law School, Heidi W. Durrow has received grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the American Scandinavian Foundation, and the Lois Roth Endowment and a Fellowship for Emerging Writers from the Jerome Foundation. Her writing has ...
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Title:The Girl Who Fell from the Sky: A NovelFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:272 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.81 inShipping dimensions:272 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.81 inPublished:11 janvier 2011Publisher:Algonquin BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1616200154

ISBN - 13:9781616200152

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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