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Floating in My Mother's Palm by Ursula Hegi
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it was amazing

Hanna, a young girl lives in Burgdorf, a German village on the banks of the Rhein in the postwar 1950s. She flits about the village in the carefree manner of a child collecting stories about its inhabitants. At first, the tales seem whimsical and lighthearted. As Hanna grows she seems to become cognizant of the adversity that touches the lives of her neighbors. Some events, though they are macabre, still retain an element of whimsey. Does this sound contradictory? Ursula Hegi is a masterful writer with a command of language and an understanding of human foibles. She makes these characters and their village come alive at a moment in time.
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February 22, 2018 – Started Reading
February 22, 2018 – Shelved
February 25, 2018 – Finished Reading

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