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Floating in My Mother's Palm by Ursula Hegi
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really liked it

I would nearly classify this book as a collection of short stories, although by the end of the book, the reader is aware that the main character is Hanna. From time to time, this distinction is unclear as you learn about the lives of the people in town.

Hegi has a very pleasant writing style that feels naive and whimsical, fitting as reality is filtered through the mind of a child. This stands out in stark contrast to some of the darker undertones of the recollections and backstories recanted about the denizens of this post-wwII German town. My particular favorite has a pack of German Shepherds (you'll know it when you get there).

Overall, a very nice book. My attention has been caught - adding her other novels to the list.
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Reading Progress

June 6, 2013 – Started Reading
June 6, 2013 – Shelved
June 7, 2013 –
page 76
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June 12, 2013 – Finished Reading

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