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Ursula Hegi

Autor/a de Stones from the River

17 obres 8,187 Membres 170 Ressenyes 28 preferits
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Ursula Hegi (born May 23, 1946) spent the first 18 years of her life in post-World War II Germany. When she tried to ask questions about the war, she received only vague answers and heard little about the Holocaust. Hegi immigrated to the United States in 1964. Now an award-winning novelist, Hegi mostra'n més is best known for her book Stones from the River. Picked by Oprah Winfrey as a selection for Oprah's highly successful book club, the prequel to Hegi's highly-praised Floating In My Mother's Palm traces the path of average Germans during the turbulent wartime years from 1915 to 1952. Narrated by a dwarf who eventually learned that being different is a secret that all humans share, Stones from the River was nominated for a PEN Faulkner Award and received the Governor's Writer's Award. Also the author of the books Intrusions, Unearned Pleasures and Other Stories, and Salt Dancers, Hegi is the recipient of more than two dozen grants and awards, including an NEA Fellowship and five awards from PEN Syndicated Fiction Awards. She has also written over 100 reviews for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post. (Bowker Author Biography) Ursula Hegi is the author of eight critically acclaimed books. She lives in New York State. (Publisher Provided) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Photographed by Gordon Gagliano


Obres de Ursula Hegi

Stones from the River (1994) 4,653 exemplars
The Vision of Emma Blau (2000) 716 exemplars
Floating in My Mother's Palm (1990) 709 exemplars
Salt Dancers (1995) 412 exemplars
Sacred Time (2003) 316 exemplars
The Worst Thing I've Done (2007) 298 exemplars
Intrusions (1981) 270 exemplars
Hotel of the Saints (2001) 254 exemplars
Children and Fire (2011) 229 exemplars
Trudi & Pia (2003) 25 exemplars
The Burgdorf Cycle, Books 1-4 (2011) 4 exemplars


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I thought it would be better. There were so many paths the author could have taken but didn't. The author could have used the rule of writer's to show and not tell. Like letting the reader in on the main character's rumor making and story telling abilities, would of made a better read, in my humble opinion.
charlie68 | Hi ha 66 ressenyes més | Sep 16, 2023 |
I'm not sure why this book gets such terrible reviews. I found the writing alone, lyrical and mesmerizing, worth the reading. The characters are sharply drawn and vivid, with the nearly titular Mason looming the largest. I liked the tension that Hegi managed in making Mason's relationship with Annie both warm and nostalgic and terrifying and abusive.

The meditative first quarter, with talk radio hosts intermingling with imagination and contemplation was by far the strongest and the last quarter, with political protests tacked on in weak parallels dimmed by comparison, but on the whole, I enjoyed it and I'll seek out Hegi's other works.

Finally, I can't help saying this: the inability of modern writers to write deep, intense and platonic relationships never fails to disappoint me.
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settingshadow | Hi ha 20 ressenyes més | Aug 19, 2023 |
Not as good as Stones from the River.
blueskygreentrees | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | Jul 30, 2023 |
I enjoyed this novel because Hegi does such a wonderful job of weaving the narratives together without ever making it overwrought and preachy. It is not a story about a Zwerg (dwarf) woman in Germany prior and during World War II. It is a story about Trudi Montag, whose experiences and fears are a mirror to our own trials and tribulations--perhaps not in severity, but in the lessons that can be learned. Despite the sometimes difficult subject matter, Trudi is a redemptive protagonist (at least for the reader), and the book is a beautiful tribute to the challenges of humanity.… (més)
rebcamuse | Hi ha 66 ressenyes més | Jun 25, 2023 |



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