- September 16, 2014
- 07:30 PM - 07:30 PM
- Cultural Events
- Shirley Recital Hall
Heidi W. Durrow is the New York Times best-selling author of The Girl Who Fell From the Sky. This debut novel tells the story of Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I., who becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy. Rachel moves to a community where her light brown skin, blue eyes, and beauty bring mixed attention her way. The book explores issues of identity at a time when many people are asking, “Must race confine us and define us?” The Girl Who Fell From the Sky received Barbara Kingsolver’s 2008 PEN/Bellweather Prize for Literature of Social Change. It has been hailed as one of the Best Novels of 2010 by the Washington Post, a Top 10 Book of 2010 by The Oregonian, a Top 10 Buzz Book of 2010 by the Boston Herald, and named a Top 10 Debut of 2010 by Booklist. Durrow has been named one of Ebony Magazine’s Power 100 Leaders of 2010 and, in 2011, was nominated for a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Debut.
This free event is sponsored by the Office of Cultural Events.
A book sale and signing will follow the talk.