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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.


I truly enjoyed this conversation with Lisa Nicole Bell, host of the podcast Behind the Brilliance. Check it out here. I've been off the interview circuit for so long, I didn't have my "rehearsed" stuff to say and end up sharing a lot of stuff I haven't shared before about my life and my process and writing The Girl Who Fell From the Sky. Lisa called the show "From 48 Rejections to New York Tim...

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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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“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.”
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