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Stones from the River


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Publisher:G K Hall & Co, 1997



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General FictionLarge Print EditionWhat a novel is supposed to be: epic, daring, magnificent . . . It is, in a word, remarkable. Los Angeles Times* A New York Times Bestseller* Oprahs Book Club SelectionTrudi Montag is born during WWI in the small town of Burgdorf in Germany. She is a dwarf. All her life she yearns to grow like everyone else. But as she matures and becomes the towns librarian, unofficial historian, conscience, and purveyor of gossip, she comes to learn that like the stones at the bottom of a river that are seen only when one dives deep beneath its surface being different is a secret everyone shares, especially the Jews she harbors in her cellar during the Nazi regime. Timeless and unforgettable, the story of Trudi and Burgdorf is a profound work of deep beauty, humanity, and truth.

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