The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow audiobook

The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

By Heidi W. Durrow
Read by Karen Murray , Emily Bauer , and Kathleen McInerney

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge
6.95 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Rachel, daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I., is the sole survivor of a tragic family incident. With her strict African-American grandmother as her new guardian, she must come to terms with her past and with her identity in a world that wants to s

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A 2010 Washington Post Best Book for Fiction

A Booklist Top 10 First Novel

A Booklist Editors’ Choice

Selected for the February 2010 Indie Next List

Rachel, daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I., is the sole survivor of a tragic family incident. With her strict African-American grandmother as her new guardian, she must come to terms with her past and with her identity in a world that wants to s

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Rachel’s voice resonated in my reading mind in much the same way as did that of the young protagonist of The House on Mango Street. There’s an achingly honest quality to it; both wise and naïve, it makes you want to step between the pages to lend comfort.” NPR
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky can actually fly…Its energy comes from its vividly realized characters…Durrow has a terrific ear for dialogue, an ability to summon a wealth of hopes, and fears in a single line.” New York Times Book Review
“An auspicious debut…[Durrow] has crafted a modern story about identity and survival.” Washington Post Book World
“Stunning…What makes Durrow’s novel soar is her masterful sense of voice, her assured, nuanced handling of complex racial issues—and her heart.” Christian Science Monitor
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky is that rare thing: a post-postmodern novel with heart that weaves a circle of stories about race and self-discovery into a tense and sometimes terrifying whole.” Ms. Magazine
“A heartbreaking debut…Keeps the reader in thrall.” Boston Globe
“[An] affecting, exquisite debut novel…Durrow’s powerful novel is poised to find a place among classic stories of the American experience.” Miami Herald
“[An] insightful family saga of the toxicity of racism and the forging of the self…Durrow brings piercing authenticity to this provocative tale.” Booklist (starred review)
“The author examines familiar issues of racial identity and racism with a subtle and unflinching eye.” Kirkus Reviews
“Taut prose, a controversial conclusion, and the thoughtful reflection on racism and racial identity resonate without treading into political or even overtly specific agenda waters, as the story succeeds as both a modern coming-of-age and relevant social commentary.” Publishers Weekly
“Hauntingly beautiful prose…Exquisitely told…Rachel’s tale has the potential of becoming seared in your memory.” Dallas Morning News
“Thoughtful and thought provoking.” VOYA

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Author

Author Bio: Heidi W. Durrow

Author Bio: Heidi W. Durrow

Heidi Durrow is a graduate of Stanford, Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, and Yale Law School. She is the recipient of several fellowships including one from the New York Foundation for the Arts and a Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Writers. She won top honors in the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition and the Chapter One Fiction Contest. Her writing has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, the Literary Review, Yale Journal of Law, Feminism, Essence, and Newsday. She is the recipient of Barbara Kingsolvers Bellwether Prize for Literature of Social Change.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.95
Audience: Adult
Language: English