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Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi
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really liked it
bookshelves: coming-of-age, female-author, fiction, heartbreaking, historical-fiction, literary-fiction

An abbreviated buddy-read-review- with Violet 🥳

Fabulous beginning - “then the barrage of details began sucking the vitality out of it”!!!.

Themes galore....
Historical Fiction, Nazi-Regime Germany- holocaust atrocities and cruelty towards Jews, small German village town/community-tales,
dwarfism, (the main protagonist,Trudi Montag, was born a dwarf/*Zwerg*, female, adding uniqueness),
discrimination, outsider feelings,
rumors, gossip, coming-of-age, abandonment, prejudice, jealousy, violence, rage, rejection, friendships, families, love, sex, a pet dog named Seehund,
injured war veterans,( favorite was Leo Montag, the town librarian),
people shunned and harassed, war- destruction, deaths & births,
human failures, triumphs, and hope!

Memorable parts are definitely memorable,
but it needed editing.

3.7-3.8 for overall spirit behind the storytelling.

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Reading Progress

September 8, 2013 – Shelved
September 8, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read
October 20, 2019 – Started Reading
October 23, 2019 – Shelved as: coming-of-age
October 23, 2019 – Shelved as: heartbreaking
October 23, 2019 – Shelved as: fiction
October 23, 2019 – Shelved as: female-author
October 23, 2019 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
October 23, 2019 – Shelved as: literary-fiction
October 23, 2019 – Finished Reading

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Violet wells All went downhill for me after Trudie's mother died!

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