The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

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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,… (more)

Editorial reviews (1 review)

Mawer’s book is slick and thrilling and grown-up, like a slightly seedy uncle who smokes, drinks whisky and is always off seeing a man about a dog. Like that uncle, it’s also ephemeral and marginally unsatisfying: but don’t let that get in the way of what is an absorbing novel full of treachery, twilight and terror.

Book Details  

Publisher: Algonquin Books (January 11, 2011)

Format: EPUB

File size: 2.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Awards: Bellwether Prize 2008 winner

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