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The Girl Who Fell From The Sky

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 7:33am -- lovingday
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Heidi Durrow

"The Girl Who Fell From The Sky" is a New York Times Bestseller, and The Washington Post calls it "an auspicious debut" and named it one of the Best Novels of 2010. It was chosen by Barbara Kingsolver as the winner of the Bellwether Prize for best fiction manuscript addressing issues of social justice.

To paraphrase the official description: 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. The Girl Who Fell from the Sky explores issues of identity at a time when many people are asking "Must race confine us and define us?"