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The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

(2010)
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"A breathless telling of a tale we've never heard before. Haunting and lovely, pitch-perfect, this book could not be more lovely."
Barbara Kingsolver


This debut novel tells the story of Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I. who becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy.

With her strict African American grandmother as her new guardian, Rachel moves to a mostly black community, where her light brown skin, blue eyes, and beauty bring mixed attention her way. Growing up in the 1980s, she learns to swallow her overwhelming grief and confronts her identity as a biracial young woman in a world that wants to see her as either black or white.

In the tradition of Jamaica Kincaid's Annie John and Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye, here is a portrait of a young girl - and society's ideas of race, class, and beauty. It is the winner of the Bellwether Prize for best fiction manuscript addressing issues of social justice.

 
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Used availability for Heidi W Durrow's The Girl Who Fell from the Sky


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Hardback Editions

June 2010 : USA Hardback
Title: The Girl Who Fell from the Sky (Thorndike African-American)
Author(s): Heidi W Durrow
ISBN: 1-4104-2704-8 / 978-1-4104-2704-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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January 2010 : USA Hardback
Title: The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
Author(s): Heidi W Durrow
ISBN: 1-56512-680-7 / 978-1-56512-680-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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Paperback Editions

January 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
Author(s): Heidi W Durrow
ISBN: 1-61620-015-4 / 978-1-61620-015-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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April 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
Author(s): Heidi Durrow
ISBN: 1-85168-745-9 / 978-1-85168-745-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
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Audio Editions

April 2016 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
Author(s): Heidi W Durrow
Publisher: Jammer Audio
Availability: Amazon   

April 2016 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
Author(s): Heidi W Durrow
Publisher: Jammer Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2016 : UK Audio CD
Title: The Girl Who Fell From the Sky
Author(s): Heidi W Durrow
ISBN: 1-5100-1914-6 / 978-1-5100-1914-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

February 2010 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
Author(s): Heidi W Durrow
ISBN: 1-59887-923-5 / 978-1-59887-923-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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Kindle Editions

January 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
Author(s): Heidi W Durrow
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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