Stones From the River

Stones From the River

Book - 1994
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Publisher: New York : Poseidon Press, c1994.
ISBN: 9780671780753
0671780751
Characteristics: 507 p. ; 25 cm.

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vcc
Sep 03, 2015

I am truly sad to see that this is the only copy available of this "book."
Here is my review from December 2003:
"Trudi, a dwarf, is the town's storyteller who lives part of her life through turbulant, Nazi-torn Germany during the Second World War. Hegi takes us through Trudi's life from early on, showing how cruel life can sometimes be." If you can get a copy of the physical book, I suggest that you do. I give it a 9 out of 10.

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shoffman1
Aug 31, 2013

This is a wonderful book. It is one of my favorites.

CJA1910 Aug 03, 2013

This is a very heartfelt historical novel set in Germany in the years preceding, during and after World War II. It is told through the eyes of Trudi, a dwarf, living with her father in a pay-library. How she copes with her world. the things she does, and the things that are done to her make a very good read.

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SuzeParker
Jan 15, 2013

Whew! Made it through. I get what the author was trying to express: that most of us are similar on the inside, but that it’s very hard to be different on the outside; that we’re drawn to stories, which have the power to help or harm; that kindness and vindictiveness, heroism and cowardice often exist simultaneously in us and that our motivations to behave according to one or the other of those characteristics can shift easily depending on our feelings toward ourselves, others and the situation. But it took a lot of tenacity to get through what seemed like a lot of over-descriptive prose. The middle part of the book, which focuses on how people in the community react to the Nazi regime, was the most interesting, but it’s bookended by a long, slow start and a lackluster post-war wrap-up

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bdellovibrio
Sep 29, 2012

A very interesting story. I wish the library had "Floating in My Mother's Palm".

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toby65
Apr 13, 2012

I have just re-read this wonderful novel. ( It is about 10 years since I first read it. ) Amazing writing, but very accessible. Deeply moving.

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CaroleD
Dec 10, 2011

Wonderful story with great characters. I couldn't put it down.

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larly
Oct 21, 2011

An outstanding book - totally absorbing from start to finish - certainly one of of my all time favourites and one I will read again. Unfortunately it is about 5 years since I have read it so unable to comment factually on story but fortunate in that I have a real treat in store as a re-read

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vcc
Oct 01, 2011

Trudi, a dwarf, is the town's storyteller who lives part of her life through turbulant, Nazi-torn Germany during the Second World War. Hegi takes us through Trudi's life from early on, showing how cruel life can sometimes be. (Dec 2003)

prkmbc Sep 10, 2011

March 2004

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