Girl Who Fell from the Sky

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This haunting and beautifully written novel left me wondering if Rachel finds peace, happiness and herself. Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black soldier, becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy. Her strict African American grandmother, who lives in a mostly black community, becomes her guardian. Rachel’s blue eyes, light-brown skin and beauty bring attention her way as she struggles with her identity. Durrow explores the issues of racial identity–like does a bi-racial child identity more strongly with one race or another? The Girl Who Fell from the Sky is a winner of the Bellwether Prize which recognizes fiction that addresses issues of social justice. I love a book when the author can generate a strong emotional feeling and this certainly did it for me.


The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

Posted by Valerie Osborne at 09/20/2011 08:00:38 AM | 

This sounds like an incredibly interesting book, Valerie. The title alone captured me and your blog now has me putting the book on hold!
Posted by: JenniferC ( Email ) at 9/24/2011 8:43 PM

I have not read this book but it is something I intend to read in the near future.
Posted by: Joyce Wilson ( Email ) at 10/16/2011 3:24 PM

I like social issues books. This one sounds like a "must read". I'm putting a hold on it right away.
Posted by: S. Jean ( Email ) at 10/20/2011 12:30 PM

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