After reading The Good Lord Bird by James McBride, I really wanted to read another good story. I did not want something that I had to analyze to deeply; I just wanted a good story that was good for my soul.
I searched and searched and read about a lot of books. Finally, I ran across an article from The Huffington Post titled "African American Books: 20 Books That Every African American Should Read (Readers' Choice)." On that list was this book titled The Girl Who Fell From the Sky, and after reading the synopsis, I decided to give it a try.
Well, this book satisfied my thirst for a great story....
This is a story about a bi-racial girl named Rachael who has a very complicated life and is sent to live with her grandmother after a family tragedy. This book is quite suspenseful, and Heidi does a great job of tying together a few stories in order to create a heartwarming story of identity, love, life's complexity and on and on.
There were many things in this story that felt familiar, and familiarity always makes me feel warm; just like running into a childhood friend a long way from home.
This was Heidi W. Durrow's first novel, and I give it two thumbs up.
|Heidi Durrow and her first book!|
Ain't nothing like a good book on Christmas Day!!!
Merry Christmas, My People...
My next read is what I hope is another good story: From the Kitchen of Half Truth by Maria Goodin.