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A timely and moving bicultural coming-of-age tale, based on a true story and told by an author who has struggled with the same issues as her protagonist.

The daughter of a Danish immigrant and a black G.I., Rachel survives a family tragedy only to face new challenges. Sent to live with her strict African-American grandmother in a racially divided Northwest city, she must suppress her grief and reinvent herself in a mostly black community. A beauty with light brown skin and blue eyes, she attracts much attention in her new home. The world wants to see her as either black or white, but that’s not how she sees herself.

Meanwhile, a mystery unfolds, revealing the terrible truth about Rachel’s last morning on a Chicago rooftop. Interwoven with her voice are those of Jamie, a neighborhood boy who witnessed the events, and Laronne, a friend of Rachel’s mother. Inspired by a true story of a mother’s twisted love, The Girl Who Fell from the Sky reveals an unfathomable past and explores issues of identity at a time when many people are asking “Must race confine us and define us?”

Narrated by an ensemble, with Emily Bauer (Rachel), Kathleen McInerney (Nella), and Karen Murray (Jamie, LaRone, Brick, Roger).

Synopsis:

Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I., is the sole survivor of a tragic family incident. With her strict African American grandmother as her new guardian, Rachel moves to a mostly black community, where her light brown skin, blue eyes, and beauty bring a constant stream of mixed attention her way. As she attempts to come to terms with an unfathomable past, she confronts her own identity as a biracial young woman in a world that wants to see her as either black or white.

About the Author

EMILY BAUER is an award winning voiceover artist who has narrated countless audiobooks for both children and adults. She has also voiced cartoons, talking toys, and scores of radio and TV commercials. Her credits also include the film Mona Lisa Smile and the 35th anniversary production of HairA graduate of Stanford University, Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, and Yale Law School, Heidi W. Durrow has received grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the American Scandinavian Foundation, and the Lois Roth Endowment and a Fellowship for Emerging Writers from the Jerome Foundation. Her writing has been published in Alaska Quarterly Review, the Literary Review, and others. KAREN MURRAY is a voice actor living in New York city. In addition to recording audio books, she enjoys a successful career in commercial voice-over. Her skill in the field has also made her a highly sought after voice-over instructor.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781598879230
Author:
Durrow, Heidi W.
Publisher:
Highbridge Company
Read by:
Murray, Karen
Read by:
Bauer, Emily
Read:
Murray, Karen
Read:
McInerney, Kathleen
Read:
Bauer, Emily
Author:
McInerney, Kathleen
Author:
Murray, Karen
Author:
Bauer, Emily
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
, 6 Hours on 5
Publication Date:
20100231
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.10x5.90x.60 in. .35 lbs.
Media Run Time:
420

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"Synopsis" by , Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I., is the sole survivor of a tragic family incident. With her strict African American grandmother as her new guardian, Rachel moves to a mostly black community, where her light brown skin, blue eyes, and beauty bring a constant stream of mixed attention her way. As she attempts to come to terms with an unfathomable past, she confronts her own identity as a biracial young woman in a world that wants to see her as either black or white.
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