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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.

I'm so excited to tell you about this dynamic debut novelist! Ginger McKnight-Chavers was a participant in my 2015 Djerassi workshop working on her first novel. And now a year and half later her book is about to hit bookstore shelves everywhere. I think you are going to love this book as much as I do. This is what I had to say when I finished reading the final draft a few months ago:


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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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“I'm not the color of my skin. I'm a story. One with a past and a future unwritten.”
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