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It was a great pleasure to provide a piece for the very popular Book Notes feature for the blog, Largehearted Boy. There's a lovely write-up for the book and a short piece by me about some particular songs on my playlist including the song "Flight" exists only in the pages of my book. Here's a little bit of what Larghearted Boy has to say about The Girl Who From the Sky. The link to the complete piece can be found below.

"In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book.

Heidi Durrow accomplishes several things with her debut novel, The Girl Who Fell from the Sky. The story of a young biracial girl's life after a great tragedy is told through the eyes of several narrators, whose stories converge like a gamma knife. An exceptional coming-of-age story, the novel is also a well-wrought mystery. Durrow skillfully builds suspense about the true nature of the tragedy while also illuminating the nature of her characters, especially the young girl Rachel.

The Girl Who Fell from the Sky won the 2008 Bellwether Prize, which advocates "serious literary fiction that addresses issues of social justice and the impact of culture and politics on human relationships." As the novel's protagonist searches for her own identity as a biracial woman growing up in America, Durrow is not afraid to tackle big issues concerning race and women. For that reason, The Girl Who Fell from the Sky may be the most important book of the year."

The Girl Who Fell From the Sky: Book Notes


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