She chose life in the middle of war. She took action instead of simply staying silent to atrocity.
The book is speckled with marvelous lines that get you thinking. For example - "by getting closer to a smaller world, she had found a larger world. Trudi, the main character's father has died.
She says, "What she missed most was the certai OK, yesterday I finished the book She says, "What she missed most was the certainty of being able to share small details of your life with someone who knew you so well.
Who else would possibly care what you'd thought while looking out of the window or what you'd eaten for breakfast? And of course, I agree. On the larger scale, that which the book is maybe "talking about", is German behavior during the Second World War. This too was well depicted, allowing all different character types to be represented.
This part of the book was very difficult for me to read. In all honesty, I began skimming. I couldn't deal with all the atrocities, depicted one after the other.
There was no light anywhere, and in a sense I find this not to be correct. How do you get through terrible times? Only be seeking out the small things that can make one smile. It got to be too much for me. I couldn't keep everyone straight, but yes I did care about them.
How can you write a book that isn't depressing about a time such as this?
Well the "Book Thief" by Kusak manages, by interspersing some points of joy in the blackness. It is possible to achieve.
For this reason I finally chose 4 over 5 stars! This book revolves around so many different themes: Should I have given it 5 stars? Perhaps, but something keeps me back! This was written when I started the book: I have only read about pages, but the writing has captured me.
Not beautiful in a flat descriptive way, but more that the author captures the souls of her characters. Should I quote a few lines? I am not sure if that would clearly express how these lines make the characters come alive! Here follows one short line to chuckle over.
When Trudi is invited by her friend Georg to the blessing of cars, bikes, farm machines and other vehicles by the holy water of the village pastor, Trudi is told by Herr Abramowitz that "catholic water rusts Jewish cars!
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Ursula Hegi, author of Stones from the River and at least nine other books, was born in Düsseldorf, Germany, on May 23, When she was eighteen, she moved permanently to the United States, settling in New Hampshire, where she married and raised two sons.
Ursula Hegi is the author of Sacred Time, Hotel of the Saints, The Vision of Emma Blau, Tearing the Silence, Salt Dancers, Stones from the River, Floating in My Mother's Palm, Unearned Pleasures and Other Stories, Intrusions, and Trudi & Pia/5.
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