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Heidi W. Durrow

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Chosen by Barbara Kingsolver for the Bellwether Prize for Literature of Social Change, The Girl Who Fell From the Sky (Algonquin Books), is one of the Washington Post's Best Novels of 2010 and a Top 10 Book 2010 of The Oregonian.


It's May and so it's Mixed Experience History Month, the annual celebration I founded in 2007 on my personal blog Light-skinned-ed Girl, to celebrate the diverse history of Mixed people, events and experience. This year I've taken the celebration over to my new website The Mixed Experience where I also do a weekly podcast about being racially and culturally mixed. Check out a different profile...

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The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
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“A woman made of parts is a dangerous thing. You never know when she'll throw away a piece you may need.”
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“If there’s no one else to tell another side - the only story that can be told is the story that becomes true. (p. 173)”
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“The bottle is where everything sad or mean or confusing can go. And the blues--it's like that bottle. But in the bottle there's a seed that you let grow. Even in the bottle it can grow big and green. It's full of all those feelings that are in there, but beautiful and growing too.”
Heidi W. Durrow, The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

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“I'm not the color of my skin. I'm a story. One with a past and a future unwritten.”
Heidi W. Durrow, The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

37952 Q&A with Heidi Durrow author of The Girl Who Fell From the Sky — 37 members — last activity Oct 22, 2010 10:16AM
Debut novelist Heidi Durrow answers your questions and responds to your posts about her novel, The Girl Who Fell From the Sky (Algonquin Books) which ...more
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