Behind the Book: A Child’s Second Chance, by Heidi Durrow     I started writing The Girl Who Fell from the Sky after reading a haunting news story about a young mother—recently depressed and despondent—who led her kids to her building’s rooftop, and apparently pushed the children off and then jumped. Reporters interviewed neighbors andContinue reading

Reminder: Only 18 days until our Algonquin Book Club event with Heidi Durrow and Terry McMillan! To help kick things off, we’re giving away 20 copies of Durrow’s critically acclaimed, best-selling novel The Girl Who Fell from the Sky to those who haven’t read it and who want to tune in to the live webcastContinue reading

For the last few weeks my to-do list has read something like this: Pack Unpack Write thank you notes Finish essay Laundry Wash dishes Pick up dry cleaning Try to get to gym! But last week, I set aside all those everyday tasks because it was time to glam up for the NAACP Image Awards.Continue reading