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Book Review of The New York Times best-selling The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow. This fiction novel prompted larger discussion around racial identity, biracial identity etc. was nominated for a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Debut. Chosen by Barbara Kingsolver for the Bellwether Prize for Literature of Social Change, The Girl Who Fell From the Sky (Algonquin Books), is one of the Washington Post’s Best Novels of 2010 and a Top 10 Book 2010 of The Oregonian.
A bizarre mystery surrounding a family tragedy forms the centrepiece of this atmospheric story of a mixed-race girl’s struggle for identity. Orphaned and alone, young Rachel is taken under the wing of her strict African-American grandmother and moved to a mostly black community.
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