Stones from the River

By Ursula Hegi
(Touchstone Books, Paperback, 9780684844770, 528pp.)

Publication Date: February 27, 1997

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Description
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.



About the Author
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 Southampton Campus and is the recipient of more than thirty grants and awards.
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