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Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi
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Jul 23, 2009

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Ms. Hegi offers insights into the state of mind of small village inhabitants during the rise and fall of Hitler in WW II, via her protaganist, Trudy, a dwarf. As a dwarf, Trudy deeply empathizes with the folks in her village who are treated as Other, or Outsiders. In this case, it will be the Jews who will become scape-goated and persecuted as the Other in German society.

Well-written and full of emotional depth.

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