New in Paperback: The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

Heidi Durrow’s The Girl Who Fell from the Sky is now available in paperback. And coincidentally, we just found out today that the book has moved up from #16 to #13 on the National Indie Next Bestseller List!

Named a Washington Post Best Novel of 2010 and an Oregonian Top 10 Book of 2010, as well as a Women’s National Book Association “Great Group Read,” we’re thrilled to be able to share this book with readers everywhere. This gorgeous new edition comes with a reader’s guide and discussion questions.

Heidi–who is one of the best readers on the planet, bar none–will be reading at over 20 different cities. if she’s coming to your city, believe me, you won’t want to miss it.

Praise for The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

The Girl Who Fell from the Sky can actually fly.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Affecting, exquisite . . . Durrow’s powerful novel is poised to find a place among classic stories of the American experience.” —The Miami Herald

“An auspicious debut . . . [Durrow] has crafted a modern story about identity and survival.” —The Washington Post Book World

“Breathtaking.” —Elle

“A heartbreaking debut . . . Keeps the reader in thrall.”–The Boston Globe

“Hauntingly beautiful prose . . . Exquisitely told . . . Rachel’s tale has the potential of becoming seared in your memory.”–Dallas Morning News

“Like Catcher in the Rye or To Kill A Mockingbird . . . A captivating tale that shouldn’t be missed.”–The Denver Post

The Girl Who Fell from the Sky was the winner of the Bellwether Prize for Fiction, an award established by Barbara Kingsolver to recognize works of fiction that address issues of social justice and the impact of culture and politics on human relationships. These issues have helped to make this book city-wide and school-wide reads across the country. Read the first chapter, below.

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January 11, 2011
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