Floating in My Mother's Palm
Floating in My Mother's Palm is the compelling and mystical story of Hanna Malter, a young girl growing up in 1950's Burgdorf, the small German town Ursula Hegi so brilliantly brought to life in her bestselling novel Stones from the River. Hanna's courageous voice evokes her unconventional... show more
Floating in My Mother's Palm is the compelling and mystical story of Hanna Malter, a young girl growing up in 1950's Burgdorf, the small German town Ursula Hegi so brilliantly brought to life in her bestselling novel Stones from the River. Hanna's courageous voice evokes her unconventional mother, who swims during thunderstorms; the illegitimate son of an American GI, who learns from Hanna about his father; and the librarian, Trudi Montag, who lets Hanna see her hometown from a dwarf's extraordinary point of view. Although Ursula Hegi wrote Floating in My Mother's Palm first, it can be read as a sequel to Stones from the River.
Publish date: July 3rd 1998
Pages no: 187
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Female Authors
, Short Stories
Series: Burgdorf Cycle (#2)
Although this book is a sequel to STONES IN THE RIVER by Ursula Hegi, it could be read as a stand-alone. The story is told from the perspective of a dwarf who becomes the town's librarian in wartime Germany. The Nazis are everywhere. Death is everywhere. The two books remind me of "The Book Thief". ...
I read this because I'd loved Stones From the River. Hegi's writing still shines in this book, but I didn't care as much for the vignette form. It does take place in the same town as SFTR and Trudi makes a cameo appearance, but I didn't like her so well in these stories. She's kind of bossy and ill-...
This is a short novel that in many ways reads more like a collection of essays. It's a series of short vignettes about the people who live in a small German town in the 1950s. The narrator is a teenage girl, born just after WWII, and much of the novel deals with the consequences of war for the vario...