Stones from the River (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 25, 2011 - Fiction - 528 pages
25 Reviews
From the acclaimed author of Floating in My Mother’s Palm and Children and Fire, a stunning story about ordinary people living in extraordinary times—“epic, daring, magnificent, the product of a defining and mesmerizing vision” (Los Angeles Times).

Trudi Montag is a Zwerg—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 Trudi 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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Nice, clear writing. - Goodreads
The imagery and metaphors are excuisite. - Goodreads
I just need to figure out the ending, LOL. - Goodreads
The result is that the writing becomes over expository. - Goodreads

Review: Stones from the River (Burgdorf Cycle #1)

User Review  - Tania - Goodreads

It was like that with stories: she could see beneath their surface, know the undercurrents, the whirlpools that could take you down, the hidden clusters of rocks. Stories could blind you, rise around ... Read full review

Review: Stones from the River (Burgdorf Cycle #1)

User Review  - Krista - Goodreads

The river was rough and greedy -- not ashamed to demand its rightful share: it strained against the embankment, swallowed rocks and gushed through the tiniest crevices. Though it offered no sheltered ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
9
Section 3
32
Section 4
55
Section 5
77
Section 6
79
Section 7
102
Section 8
128
Section 17
261
Section 18
272
Section 19
296
Section 20
320
Section 21
342
Section 22
368
Section 23
393
Section 24
421

Section 9
152
Section 10
174
Section 11
177
Section 12
201
Section 13
205
Section 14
210
Section 15
227
Section 16
249
Section 25
424
Section 26
448
Section 27
475
Section 28
482
Section 29
502
Section 30
527
Section 31
530
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About the author (2011)

Ursula Hegi is the author of The Worst Thing I've Done, Sacred Time, Hotel of the Saints, The Vision of Emma Blau, Tearing the Silence, Salt Dancers, Stones from the River, Floating in My Mother's Palm, Unearned Pleasures and Other Stories, Intrusions, and Trudi & Pia. She teaches writing at Stonybrook's Southhampton Campus and she is the recipient of more than thirty grants and awards.

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