Heidi Durrow

The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

            Durrow’s debut novel tells the story of Rachel, daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I., who becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy after a fateful morning on their Chicago rooftop. With her strict African American grandmother as her new guardian, Rachel moves to a mostly black community where her light brown skin and blue eyes bring mixed attention her way. Join Durrow for a celebration of the paperback release of the winner of the 2008 Bellwether Prize, Barbara Kingsolver’s literary award for works addressing issues of social justice.


Event date: 
Sunday, January 23, 2011 - 4:30pm
Event address: 
5233 N. Clark St.
60640-2122 Chicago
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky By Heidi W. Durrow Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616200152
Published: Algonquin Books - January 11th, 2011

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