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Title:Stones from the River
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Scribner Paperback Fiction
ISBN:068484477X
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Number of Pages:525
Category:Historical fiction, Fiction, Holocaust, World war ii, Germany

Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Stones from the River From the highly acclaimed award winning author of i Floating in My Mother s Palm i comes a stunning novel about ordinary people living in extraordinary times .

Trudi Montag is a i Zwerg i a dwarf short undesirable different the voice of anyone who has ever tried to fit in Eventually she learns that being different is a secret that all humans share from her mother who flees into madness to her friend Georg whose parents pretend he s a girl to the Jews Trudy harbors in her cellar .

Ursula Hegi brings us a timeless and unforgettable story in Trudi and a small town weaving together a profound tapestry of emotional power humanity and truth

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Tearing the Silence: On Being German in America, The Worst Thing I've Done, Intrusions, Sacred Time, Stones from the River, Salt Dancers, Hotel of the Saints, The Vision of Emma Blau, Floating in My Mother's Palm, Children and Fire
b The bestselling author of i Stones from the River i delivers her most ambitious and dramatic novel yet the unforgettable story of an endearing but also flawed Italian American family b p In December Anthony Amedeo s world is nested in his Bronx neighborhood his parents Studebaker the Paradise Theater Yankee Stadium and in his imagination where he longs for a stencil kit to decorate the windows like all the other kids on his street Instead he gets a very different present his uncle Malcolm s family p p Malcolm is in jail for stealing once again from his last new job and Anthony s aunt and twin cousins settle into the Amedeos fifth floor walk up Sharing a room with girls is excruciating for Anthony despite his affinity for the twins But the real change in Anthony s life comes one evening when he causes the unthinkable to happen changing each family member s life forever p p Evoking all the plenty and optimism of postwar America i Sacred Time i spans three generations taking us from the Bronx of the s to contemporary Brooklyn Keenly observing the dark side of family as well as its gracefulness Hegi has outdone herself with this captivating novel about childhood s tenderness and the landscape of loneliness Ultimately she reveals how the transforming power of a singular event can reverberate through a family for generations With gravity and poise Hegi turns her astute yet forgiving eye on the essential frailty and dignity of the human condition in this elegant and fast paced novel p, The fourth novel in Ursula Hegi s acclaimed Burgdorf cycle is a thoughtful sidelong approach to the worst moment in Germany s history that invites us to understand how decent people come to collaborate with evil i Kirkus Reviews i br br i Children and Fire i tells the story of one day that will forever transform the lives of the people in Burgdorf Germany the fictitious village by the river in Ursula Hegi s bestselling novels February the first anniversary of the burning of Reichstag the Parliament building in Berlin br br Thekla Jansen a gifted young teacher loves her students and tries to protect them from the chaos beyond their village Believing the Nazis new regime will not last forever Thekla begins to relinquish some of her freedoms to keep her teaching position She has always taken her moral courage for granted but when each compromise chips away at that courage she knows she must reclaim it br br Ursula Hegi funnels pivotal moments in history through the experience of Thekla her students and the townspeople as she writes along the edge where sorrow and bliss meet and shows us how one society educated cultural compassionate can slip into a reality that s fabricated by propaganda and controlled by fear br br Gorgeously rendered and emotionally taut i Children and Fire i confirms Ursula Hegi s position as one of the most distinguished writers of her generation, p i Salt Dancers i is at once a brilliant portrait of an American family a story of the secrets families guard and a moving account of one woman s journey back to a past filled with elusive memories and suppressed rage Why did Julia s mother disappear one day without so much as a word How did a loving father who taught her such a beautiful thing as the salt dance become such a terrifying and abusive presence These are the questions which Julia must confront when she returns to Spokane Washington after an absence of twenty three years p p i Salt Dancers i a superbly written novel is a poignant and truthful chronicle of self discovery and the power of resurrection p, The bestselling author of i Stones from the River i and i The Vision of Emma Blau i renews her reputation as an extraordinary writer of short stories in this major collection that balances her reader on the magical border of laughter and sorrow br In i Hotel of the Saints i Hegi enters the perspectives of lovers and loners eccentrics and artists children and parents a musician tries to protect her daughter from loving a blind man a seminary student yearns for the certainty of faith that belonged to him as a boy a woman transcends her embarrassment for her first love who has tripled in size br Ursula Hegi s bicultural background enriches these eleven luminous stories that are set in Europe Mexico and the United States Her characters take risks in searching out the unique places where faith thrives for each of them a rundown hotel the currents of Cabo San Lucas the embrace of an ex convict And once again she surrounds them with her elegant language and exquisite images