Stones From the River
From Library Staff
The people in small German town find their lives-- and their characters-- changed by their experience as the Third Reich comes to power and touches them in innumerable ways. At the center of the book is Trudi, a dwarf, historian, librarian, and observer of everyone's secrets. This is a pretty won... Read More »
A dwarf becomes the librarian of a small German town. The work makes her privy to many of the town's secrets and she uses them to set people against each other.
"Trudi Montag, a dwarf born in Germany during World War I, narrates her life story from her earliest memories through post-World War II. Being different sometimes renders Trudi almost invisible to those around her, allowing her to eavesdrop on the daily dramas of her neighbors' adultery, cow... Read More »