Floating in My Mother's Palm

Floating in My Mother's Palm


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Floating in My Mother's Palm by Ursula Hegi, John Collier

Floating in My Mother's Palm is the compelling and mystical story of Hanna Malter, a young girl growing up in 1950's Burgdorf, the small German town Ursula Hegi so brilliantly brought to life in her bestselling novel Stones from the River. Hanna's courageous voice evokes her unconventional mother, who swims during thunderstorms; the illegitimate son of an American GI, who learns from Hanna about his father; and the librarian, Trudi Montag, who lets Hanna see her hometown from a dwarf's extraordinary point of view. Although Ursula Hegi wrote Floating in My Mother's Palm first, it can be read as a sequel to Stones from the River.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780684854755
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 07/03/1998
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 247,130
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Ursula Hegi is the author of The Worst Thing I've Done, 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. She teaches writing at Stonybrook's Southhampton Campus and she is the recipient of more than thirty grants and awards.


Upstate New York

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B.A., M.A., University of New Hampshire

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Floating in My Mother's Palm 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i could not get into this book at all. there was no point to it. the book cover was the only thing good about it! i wouldn't recommend this to anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i LOVE this book. It inspired me so very much!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are a fan of Ursula Hegi's writing, you will enjoy the book,although it was a short read. Because her writing is so beautiful and her characters so compelling, I was disappointed it was not longer, but nevertheless I really enjoyed the book. No one puts more thought into the characters. After reading the books, I reflect heavily on my German heritage and want to go spend time in Germany and get to know the people. Recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Literally seeking Solace! Good.
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Ursula Hegi's voice is lyrical; her observations and descriptions spot on. She captures the voice of the young teen narrator and tells stories that on the surface may seem mundane but in reality carry the most power. Highly recommended.
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Flowerodesert More than 1 year ago
This book is advertised as a novel, but it is really a collection of short stories that have a common thread. In the end, the reader can see how all the stories led the reader to this moment, but the reader has arrived here in a sort of disjointed journey. However, the book is enjoyable and stories light-hearted enough to make it a quick, easy, and enjoyable read.
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