Conversations with Authors - Ursula Hegi (Virtual Event)

Saturday, August 29, 2020 - 4:00pm

 

Saturday, August 29th • 7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT

Ursula Hegi

in conversation with Barbara Wright


Conversations with Authors is our free virtual event series! Join us every Saturday and Sunday at 7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT for a new chat with a different author.

 

Dear Readers,

I’m so glad you joined Book Passage during my conversation with Barbara Wright. We met in graduate school at UNH 4 decades ago and have been the initial readers of each other’s work.

Thank you to Elaine Petrocelli who has created a brilliant system of keeping readers and writers connected during this age of fear and death and uncertainty.

Yesterday’s virtual connection to you felt oddly reassuring. Inspiring.

 Right now I’m reading:

Stay safe. Stay well. Keep reading. And vote.
—Ursula

 

Below, please find links to purchase all of the books recommended by Ursula, as well as hers and Barbara's own books.

 

 

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The Boy in the Field: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062946393
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper - August 11th, 2020

A People Book of the Week | An O Magazine Best Book of the Fall| A USA Today Book Not to Miss| A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice


The Bluest Eye (Vintage International) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780307278449
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - May 8th, 2007

New York Times Bestseller


Between the World and Me Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780812993547
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: One World - July 14th, 2015

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST • ONE OF OPRAH’S “BOOKS THAT HELP ME THROUGH” • NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SPECIAL EVENT


The Underground Railroad: A Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780345804327
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Anchor - January 30th, 2018

In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Cora is a young slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. An outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is on the cusp of womanhood—where greater pain awaits. And so when Caesar, a slave who has recently arrived from Virginia, urges her to join him on the Underground Railroad, she seizes the opportunity and escapes with him.


The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780061577628
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 16th, 2016

A New York Times Notable Book


All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501173219
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner - April 4th, 2017

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, a New York Times Book Review Top Ten Book, National Book Award finalist, more than two and a half years on the New York Times bestseller list

From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the stunningly beautiful instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occ


How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781565129757
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Books - January 12th, 2010

"Poignant . . . Powerful . . . Beautifully captures the threshold experience of the new immigrant, where the past is not yet a memory." —The New York Times Book Review

Acclaimed writer Julia Alvarez’s beloved first novel gives voice to four sisters as they grow up in two cultures.


Eva Luna: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501117084
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atria Books - April 5th, 2016

“A remarkable novel” (The Washington Post) from New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende’s introducing her most enchanting creation, Eva Luna: a lover, a writer, a revolutionary, and above all a storyteller.

Eva Luna is the daughter of a professor’s assistant and a snake-bitten gardener—born poor, orphaned at an early age, and worki


The Patron Saint of Pregnant Girls: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250156822
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Flatiron Books - August 18th, 2020

"A joy to read." —New York Times Book Review

From beloved bestselling author Ursula Hegi, a new novel about three mothers, set on the shores of the Nordsee, perfect for fans of Water for Elephants and The Light Between Oceans.


Children and Fire: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781451608304
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner - May 8th, 2012

The fourth novel in Ursula Hegi’s acclaimed Burgdorf cycle is “a thoughtful, sidelong approach to the worst moment in Germany’s history that invites us to understand how decent people come to collaborate with evil” (Kirkus Reviews).

Children and Fire tells the story of one day that will forever transform the lives of the people in Burgdorf, Germany, the


The Worst Thing I've Done: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781416543763
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Touchstone - September 2nd, 2008

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. But their bonds of intimacy, already entangled, become dangerously close, on the line.


Sacred Time Cover Image
By Hegi
$16.99
ISBN: 9780743255998
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Published: Touchstone Books - September 1st, 2004

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.


Hotel of the Saints Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780743227162
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Published: Touchstone Books - November 5th, 2002

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.


The Vision of Emma Blau: A Novel Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780684872735
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Published: Touchstone - January 16th, 2001

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, whom readers will remember from Stones from the River, flees Burgdorf, a small town in Germany, and comes to America in search of the vision he has dreamed of every night.


Tearing the Silence: On Being German in America Cover Image
$20.95
ISBN: 9780684846118
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Published: Touchstone - July 3rd, 1998

Salt Dancers Cover Image
ISBN: 9780684844824
Availability: Special Order
Published: Simon & Schuster - March 1st, 1997

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 day without so much as a word?


Stones from the River Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780684844770
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 1st, 1997

From the acclaimed author of Floating in My Mother’s Palm and Children and Fire, a stunning story about ordinary people living in extraordinary times—“epic, daring, magnificent, the product of a defining and mesmerizing vision” (Los Angeles Times).

Trudi Montag is a Zwerg—a dwarf—short, undesirable, different, the voice of anyo


Floating in My Mother's Palm Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780684854755
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Published: Touchstone - July 3rd, 1998

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


Intrusions Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780684844817
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Published: Touchstone - March 1st, 1997

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 but life itself.


Crow Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780375873676
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Published: Yearling - March 12th, 2013

The summer of 1898 is filled with ups and downs for 11-year-old Moses. He's growing apart from his best friend, his superstitious Boo-Nanny butts heads constantly with his pragmatic, educated father, and his mother is reeling from the discovery of a family secret. Yet there are good times, too. He's teaching his grandmother how to read.


Plain Language Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780743230209
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Published: Touchstone Books - March 1st, 2003

Virginia Mendenhall, a Quaker from North Carolina, is thirty-three years old when she travels to the arid plains of eastern Colorado in the mid-1930s to marry Alfred Bowen, ten years her senior. They have met only twice and have come to love each other through letters.