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I picked up this book right after reading Hegi's "Tearing the Silence" and finished it in three sittings.
I felt that most of the characters did not show much growth in the book and because of that it is hard to relate to them and really indulge yourself in the story.
There are many characters and at times it may be hard to remember whose who, but it makes me just want to read the book again.
I'M 60% IN THE BOOK, A BIT SLOW TO START BUT ONCE YOU GET IN THE STORY, IT IS EXCELLENT. I CHOSE THIS BOOK FOR MY CHOICE IN THE FEBRUARY BOOK CLUB AND TRUST THE DISCUSSION WILL BE... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Marcy
Like the Amazon review, I initially kept drawing parallels to Gunter Grass and The Tin Drum but before long Stones from the River drew me in to its many characters who revolved... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tom Kennett
This book was everything I didn't expect. I enjoy reading books about WWI and WWII, but Stones from the River was fictional with less graphics and gore than some of the other... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Paigeb
Excellent - didn't want it to end. But , not sure what happened at the end.
Generated a lot of conversation within our group .
One of my all time favorites! This book is remarkable, well written & very powerful! I recently ordered another book by Ursula Hegi and I'm looking forward to reading it!Published 2 months ago by S. Boucher
BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN TRUE STORY!!!
makes you see the world wars from an entirely new (and shorter ;) ) perspective! love!!
The Reason I bought this book is because I am German and lived during the 2. World War. I am only on years 1920, so I still have more to go before can really rate this book. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Michelle Hillekamp Hall
Only occasionally do I read a book that influences and inspires as this one did. It helped me have an empathy and appreciation for people. Read morePublished 5 months ago by John C. Harvey
I found this book a nice departure from the usual telling of the horror of Nazism as this book is about a small town in Germany during the war and the impact of the war on its... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Marion Dutra