Girl Who Fell from the Sky is the story of Rachel, the daughter of a danish mother and a black G.I., becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy after a fateful morning on their Chicago rooftop. Forced to move to a new city, with her strict African American grandmother as her guardian, Rachel is thrust for the first time into a mostly black community, where her light brown skin, blue eyes, and beauty bring a constant stream of attention her way. It 's there, as she grows up and tries to swallow her grief, that she comes to understand how the mystery and tragedy of her mother might be connected to her own uncertain identity. This searing and heartwrenching portrait of a young biracial girl dealing with society 's ideas of race and class is the winner of the Bellwether Prize for best fiction manuscript addressing issues of social justice.
We'll have an evening of wine, desserts and conversation with Heidi Durrow. Heidi will be participating in the conversation via Skype.
Our night will begin at 7pm for wine, coffee and desserts. At approximately 7:45pm we'll be seated and to discuss Girl Who Fell from the Sky. Before the Skype begins, members will have the opportunity to submit questions that will be asked to Heidi during the conversation.
Tickets are $25 per person and includes a copy of Girl Who Fell from the Sky. Seating will be limited, so please get your reservations early.
Location: Street: 680 Main Street Additional: Salford Square City: Harleysville, Province: Pennsylvania Postal Code: 19438-1665 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)