Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Teaser Tuesday: Stones from the River

Trudi's eyes seemed older than those of other infants, as if they held the experiences of someone who'd already lived a long time. The women in the neighborhood took turns keeping her alive and clean.

Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi.

Stones from the River has been on my TBR shelf for a long time because it is on the Erica Jong list of Top 100 Novels by Women. I finally got around to it because my library got the audio version on instant download.

Ursula Hegi was born and grew up in Germany before moving to America and the book is about a woman -- a woman dwarf -- born in Germany during WWI and growing up to live though WWII. It is very good and the woman reading the audiobook has a German accent that was a little hard to get used to but now makes the story even better.

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Jenn at A Daily Rhythm, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event.


  1. I loved this book! I read it back in the late 90s when it was an Oprah pick. Just when you think there can't possible be any more unique perspectives on WWII!

  2. Beautiful writing. I think I'd like this book. And I enjoy reading from this era.
    My TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/04/14/teasers-tuesdays-110-shelf-life-the-publicist-book-two/

  3. I read this book many years ago and loved it! Thanks for reminding me that I need to read it again.
    My Tuesday post features AN UNHOLY ALLIANCE.

  4. Carin's post helped me remember when it was that I had read this. I also read it as an Oprah pick I found it a "typical German tale", and rather pendantic. Maybe it's time to dust it off again.

    I just finished Shadow Scale, Rachel Hartman's second Serephina book. They are wonderful


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