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Ursula Hegi

Ursula Hegi

·4.01·99,864 Ratings
“ Come let us be friends for once. Let us make life easy on us. Let us be loved ones and lovers. The earth shall be left to no one. ” ― Yunus Emre
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  • Leaving Brooklyn

    ·3.73·114 Ratings
    An injury at birth left Audrey with a wandering eye. Though flawed, the bad eye functions well enough to permit her an idiosyncratic view of the world, one she welcomes in the stifling postwar Brooklyn of the 1950s. During a journey to Manhattan to see a
  • Intrusions

    ·3.32·561 Ratings
    Brilliantly stretching literary conventions, Ursula Hegi, author of the best-selling Stones from the River, creates a funny and original novel within a novel to explore the doubts, decisions, and "might-have-beens" that mark not only the writing process b
  • Tearing the Silence: On Being German in America

    ·3.86·250 Ratings
    Brilliantly interviewed by bestselling novelist Ursula Hegi, German Americans born in Germany during and immediately following World War II speak out about the legacy of grief and shame that continues to haunt them.Like Studs Terkel in his classic Working
  • Salt Dancers

    ·3.4·1,257 Ratings
    Salt Dancers is at once a brilliant portrait of an American family, a story of the secrets families guard, and a moving account of one woman's journey back to a past filled with elusive memories and suppressed rage. Why did Julia's mother disappear one da
  • Sacred Time

    ·3.54·1,832 Ratings
    The bestselling author of Stones from the River delivers her most ambitious and dramatic novel yet -- the unforgettable story of an endearing, but also flawed, Italian American family. In December 1953 Anthony Amedeo's world is nested in his Bronx neighb
  • Unearned Pleasures and Other Stories

    ·3.34·139 Ratings
    In this stunning collection of stories, bestselling author Ursula Hegi focuses on the problems of love -- familial, parental, conjugal, and emergent. With compassion and her "unfailing immediacy of language," she raises the struggles of her characters to
  • Hotel of the Saints

    ·3.65·619 Ratings
    The bestselling author of Stones from the River and The Vision of Emma Blau renews her reputation as an extraordinary writer of short stories in this major collection that balances her reader on the magical border of laughter and sorrow. In Hotel of the
  • The Worst Thing I've Done

    ·2.81·1,211 Ratings
    -- ask me, Annie. Ask me what's the worst thing I've done. Ask, goddammit. Because then you'll know I'll never go beyond last night.Tonight, Annie is driving alone from North Sea to Montauk and back again, as she has every night since her husband, Mason,
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