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Stones from the River - Ursula Hegi
Stones from the River
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A stunning novel about ordinary people living in extraordinary times--set in small German town and spanning both world wars. Through the voice of the town's unofficial historian and conscience, Hegi explores the secrets, the actions, and lack of action that shapes the residents' fates.
A stunning novel about ordinary people living in extraordinary times--set in small German town and spanning both world wars. Through the voice of the town's unofficial historian and conscience, Hegi explores the secrets, the actions, and lack of action that shapes the residents' fates.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780684800356 (0684800357)
Publisher: Scribner
Pages no: 528
Edition language: English
Series: Burgdorf Cycle (#1)
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kennethjmcginnis
kennethjmcginnis rated it
0.0 Stones from the River
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Austen to Zafón
Austen to Zafón rated it
5.0
This book about WWII Germany has a dwarf named Trudi as the main character. It takes great skill to write something fresh about Nazi Germany and to avoid caricature or triteness when you choose to make your main character so obviously different from everyone else. Hegi manages it all marvelously. Af...
Kwoomac
Kwoomac rated it
Trudi is a dwarf living n Germany during the Nazi Occupation. She and her father are among those who help the Jews to escape. It's a small town and many of the townspeople embrace Nazi beliefs. Trudi falls in love, but it is not reciprocated because the man cannot believe he has feelings for a dwarf...
Chrissie's Books
Chrissie's Books rated it
4.0
OK, yesterday I finished the book....... and I am having a very hard time choosing the stars and knowing what to say! Yes it is a very, very good book, BUT STILL it only received 4 rather then 5 stars. The positive first! The book is speckled with marvelous lines that get you thinking. For example -...
SJane
SJane rated it
This book got a lot of good press, and, living in Germany, I thought I'd like it, but personally I found it poorly written and found the end too pat.
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