Stones from the River
by Ursula Hegi
Paperback- N/A

General FictionLarge Print EditionWhat a novel is supposed to be: epic, daring, magnificent . . . It is, in a word, remarkable. Los Angeles Times* A ...

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  "Lots of interesting relationships for discussion, a very different perspective on WWII and the Holocaust." by eburgess (see profile) 08/27/07

 
  "Beautiful writing and unusual story" by BHastings (see profile) 10/29/08

Absolutely loved this one, as did most of the group. Even the one or two who didn't... well, there's always someone who never finishes anything, right? Still we had a great discussion about these unusual characters. Wish I could read it/discover it again for the first time.

 
  "Painful" by ferdy (see profile) 10/22/10

 
  "Top Five Novel" by ashute (see profile) 04/04/11

Beautifully written, haunting, thought-provoking. Another view of German society leading up to and through WWII, as experienced by memorable, flawed and very human characters.

 
  "" by bchizy (see profile) 08/15/14

Very hard to read. Started the book but kept stopping and not interested in the outcome. Not engaging for me personally.

 
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  "I liked the story, and yet...." by vvesper (see profile) 09/15/17

The main story was good. The detail about Germany from the end of WWI to the end of WWII was great. However, it moved slowly, and there was a lot of stuff that you just really wondered why it needed to be there. The rape scene, for example - is economic upheaval, insanity, death, Hitler, the Holocaust and two world wars not enough drama for you? At some point it began to feel a bit contrived or overdone.

 
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