Books The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow Hardcover, 264 pages, Workman Pub Co, List Price: $22.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Girl Who Fell from the SkyAuthorHeidi W. Durrow Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Other editions available for purchase: Paperback, 264 pages, Workman Pub Co, $13.95, published January 11 2011 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Girl Who Fell from the SkyAuthorHeidi W. Durrow Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary After a family tragedy orphans her, Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I., moves into her grandmother's mostly black community in the 1980s, where she must swallow her grief and confront her identity as a biracial woman. Genres: Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about The Girl Who Fell from the Sky What books about race or culture would you recommend to a not-so-bookish teen? iStockphoto hide caption toggle caption iStockphoto Code Switch Seeking Wonderful Young Adult Novels That Deal With Race December 18, 2013 What books that touch on topics of race would you recommend to a not-so-bookish teen? A reader asks us to share our suggestions. New In Paperback Cascade Of Characters: Jane Austen Revisited, Facebook Gets Profiled, And More February 10, 2011 From Adam Haslett's unchecked financial wizard to Cathleen Schine's late-life divorce to Alan Bradley's 11-year-old chemist and sleuth, this week's fiction is bursting with big personalities. And in nonfiction, journalist David Kirkpatrick profiles Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Graham Letorney/NPR What We're Reading What We're Reading, Feb. 2 - 8, 2010 February 2, 2010 Things fall apart in Louise Erdrich's Shadow Tag. A woman's gift to science yields medical miracles — and outrage — in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. What will America be like with one-third more people? A strangely optimistic answer in The Next Hundred Million. And a teenager traces down a tragic family mystery in The Girl Who Fell from the Sky.