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Hegi, Ursula

Overview
Works: 43 works in 345 publications in 8 languages and 19,519 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction  Personal narratives‡vGerman  Biography  Interviews  Short stories  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3558.E4185, 823
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ursula Hegi
Stones from the river by Ursula Hegi( Book )

82 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 4,616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. It's her way of paying them back for the taunts and humiliations
The vision of Emma Blau by Ursula Hegi( Book )

27 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the heart of this multigenerational novel by Ursula Hegi is an intriguing question: If you knew that you could experience a significant love once in your life, would you want these years at the beginning or at the end?" "The Vision of Emma Blau is the luminous epic of a bicultural family filled with passion and aspirations, tragedy and redemption. At the beginning of the twentieth century, Stefan Blau flees Burgdorf, a small town in Germany, and comes to America in search of the vision that has grafted itself to his mind so tenaciously that he's dreamed of it every single night. The novel closes nearly a century later with Stefan's grand-daughter, Emma, and the legacy of his dream, a once-grand apartment house filled with the hidden truths of its inhabitants both past and present. Ursula Hegi creates a picture of immigrants in America: their dreams and disappointments, the challenges of assimilation, the frailty of language and its transcendence, the love that bonds generations and the cultural wedges that drive them irrevocably apart."--Jacket
Sacred time by Ursula Hegi( Book )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his aunt and cousins move into his 1950s Bronx home after his uncle goes to jail again, young Anthony Amedeo struggles with sharing a room with his twin female cousins, resulting in an event that irrevocably changes the family
The worst thing I've done : a novel by Ursula Hegi( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and French and held by 1,454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electing to raise her infant sister when her parents are killed on her wedding day, Annie finds her intimate friendships with Jake and Mason tested until a fateful night during which the three companions goad each other into crossing a dangerous line
Floating in my mother's palm : a novel by Ursula Hegi( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From an award winning author comes a deeply personal and powerful account of Hanna Malter, a young girl growing up in a small town in Germany in the 1950s. Hanna conjours up unforgettably the events of her youth: her magical bond to her unconventional mother; her friendship with an illegitmate son of an American GI; and the lessons in local lore that are served with tea and innuendo by the town's dwarf librarian." From the bookjacket
Children and fire : a novel by Ursula Hegi( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Protecting her beloved students from the devastating world outside of their 1934 Berlin classroom, Thekla Köppen sacrifices some of her personal freedoms to retain her teaching position until activities within Hitler's early regime test her moral courage
Tearing the silence : being German in America by Ursula Hegi( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parents and try to sort out the impact of the war on their own lives. The more specific these life stories are, the more universal they become. Included in Tearing the Silence is Hegi's personal journey of leaving in Germany as an eighteen-year-old. She approaches the interviews as a novelist - not a historian - searching for the connecting themes within each story, and then lifting these themes to the surface by selecting significant material, much in the way she would
Salt dancers by Ursula Hegi( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 1,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julia, an unmarried woman who becomes pregnant at 41, decides to have the baby and in preparation travels to Spokane to visit her father whom she rejected for 23 years. Julia wants to make peace with him before starting her own family and the novel follows the peace process
Hotel of the saints : stories by Ursula Hegi( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ursula Hegi's bicultural background enriches these eleven vibrant and luminous stories that are set in Germany, Italy, Mexico, and the United States. From within this geographic diversity emerge common themes as Hegi's characters take risks in searching out the unique place where faith thrives for each of them-a run-down hotel, the currents of Cabo San Lucas, an animal shelter, the embrace of an ex-convict. For Hegi's characters, foreign territory can be a continent away or in the same neighborhood-even the same bed. They come startlingly alive in these poignant tales because her lyricism gives them a moving intensity. Time and again she delights the reader with a perfect image, the elegance of the language, and her art as a storyteller. The range of Hotel of the Saints is vast, and the stories that comprise it illuminate the truths of the heart
Intrusions by Ursula Hegi( Book )

16 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel about two women--one the main character, one the author of the book, who is very much like the main character she is writing about
The worst thing I've done : a novel by Ursula Hegi( Recording )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friends since earliest childhood, Annie, Jake, and Mason have a special bond. When Annie's parents die on the same night that she and Mason get married, the three friends decide to raise Annie's infant sister, Opal, together. Not surprisingly, their bonds of intimacy, already deeply entangled, become strained. As Annie struggles to be both a sister and a mother to Opal, and a wife and friends to Mason and Jake, events take on a momentum of their own. And then, one fateful night, the three friends goad each other into stepping over a line, with shocking, unforeseen consequences for each of them
Stones from the river by Ursula Hegi( Recording )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Germany prior to and during World War II, this is the story of a dwarf, Trudi Montag, who 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. It's her way of paying them back for the taunts and humiliations
Sacred time by Ursula Hegi( )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In December 1953 Anthony Amedeo's world is nested in his Bronx neighborhood and in his imagination. He gets a very different present: his uncle Malcolm's family. Malcolm is in jail for stealing -- once again -- from his last new job, and Anthony's aunt and twin cousins settle into the Amedeos' fifth-floor walk-up. Sharing a room with girls is excruciating for Anthony, despite his affinity for the twins. But the real change in Anthony's life comes one evening when he causes the unthinkable to happen, changing each family member's life forever
Trudi & Pia by Ursula Hegi( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dwarf girl goes to the circus where she meets another dwarf and realizes that she is not alone
The vision of Emma Blau by Ursula Hegi( Recording )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a German immigrant family at the beginning of the twentieth century
Unearned pleasures and other stories by Ursula Hegi( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of stories focusing on all aspects of love
Children and fire by Ursula Hegi( Recording )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of what results when a gifted teacher in Burgdorf, Germany becomes seduced by Hitler's propaganda and encourages her ten-year-old students to join the "Hitler-Jugend."
Het ergste wat ik ooit gedaan heb by Ursula Hegi( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Dutch and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Na de zelfmoord van de man van een jonge kunstenares vragen enkele mensen uit zijn omgeving zich af of ze iets hadden kunnen doen om dat te voorkomen
Das Schweigen durchbrechen : über das Deutschsein in Amerika by Ursula Hegi( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaving Brooklyn by Lynne Sharon Schwartz( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 doctor about her sight, she begins to explore the sexual rites of adulthood. But can her romance last? In this beautifully observed novel, Lynne Sharon Schwartz raises themes of innocence and escape while illuminating the rich inner life of a singular girl
 
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Stones from the river
Alternative Names
Ursula Hegi Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Ursula Hegi deutsch-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Ursula Hegi German-American novelist, short story writer

הגי, אורסולה

Languages
English (243)

German (16)

Italian (16)

Dutch (14)

Spanish (10)

French (8)

Polish (2)

Hebrew (2)

Covers
The vision of Emma BlauSacred timeThe worst thing I've done : a novelFloating in my mother's palm : a novelChildren and fire : a novelTearing the silence : being German in AmericaSalt dancersHotel of the saints : stories