Ursula Hegi

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Ursula Hegi


Born
in Düsseldorf, Germany
May 23, 1946

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Ursula Hegi is the author of 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 is the recipient of more than thirty grants and awards.
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When I came to America as an eighteen-year old, my written English was quite good because I had studied English in School since I was nine years old. But it was the English of German nuns—the Ursulines, then the sisters of Sacre  Coeur—and countless words were missing: curses, slang, certain body parts.



Speaking English was much harder than reading it. Often I felt so slow that I stayed silent rat Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 05, 2009 00:00
Average rating: 4.01 · 110,905 ratings · 4,047 reviews · 19 distinct worksSimilar authors
Stones from the River (Burg...

4.09 avg rating — 94,382 ratings — published 1994 — 2 editions
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Floating in My Mother's Palm

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3.82 avg rating — 3,282 ratings — published 1990 — 10 editions
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The Vision of Emma Blau

3.67 avg rating — 2,972 ratings — published 2000 — 20 editions
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Sacred Time

3.55 avg rating — 2,106 ratings — published 2003 — 21 editions
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Children and Fire

3.61 avg rating — 1,581 ratings — published 2011 — 20 editions
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Salt Dancers

3.43 avg rating — 1,530 ratings — published 1995 — 10 editions
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The Patron Saint of Pregnan...

3.28 avg rating — 1,420 ratings — published 2020 — 12 editions
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The Worst Thing I've Done

2.81 avg rating — 1,467 ratings — published 2007 — 26 editions
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Hotel of the Saints

3.66 avg rating — 768 ratings — published 2001 — 5 editions
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Intrusions

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3.33 avg rating — 667 ratings — published 1981 — 7 editions
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Stones from the River Floating in My Mother's Palm The Vision of Emma Blau Children and Fire
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“That's the nature of being a parent, Sabine has discovered. You'll love your children far more than you ever loved your parents, and -- in the recognition that your own children cannot fathom the depth of your love -- you come to understand the tragic, unrequited love of your own parents.”
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“About endings....unless we do them well, we have to keep repeating them.”
Ursula Hegi, Stones from the River

“Some acts of faith, I believe, have the power to grant us something infinitely wiser than we imagine”
Ursula Hegi, Floating in My Mother's Palm
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