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The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

Friday, May 14, 2010

Heidi Durrow discusses her debut novel, The Girl Who Fell from the Sky.

It tells the story of Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I., who moves in with her strict African American grandmother in a mostly black community, where she attracts attention. It’s a portrait of a young girl—and society's ideas of race, class, and beauty. The novel won the Bellwether Prize for best fiction manuscript addressing issues of social justice.

Event: Heidi Durrow will be reading and signing books
Friday, May 14, 7:30pm
WORD Bookstore
126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn

Guests:

Heidi Durrow

Comments [2]

Robert from Jersey City

hi, interesting discussion....
as you talk about mixed nationalities/ethnic backgrounds, i wanted to ask about Denmark's own restrictions on citizenship for those who marry 'native' Danish nationals.

thanks!

May. 14 2010 01:17 PM
Don from Long Island

Please thank Ms. Durrow for coming on the show. As an American of European descent, I support that idea that being the of the descent most people call "white" doesn't mean being racially or ethnically "blank". I will be taking the book out from the library.

May. 14 2010 01:17 PM

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