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by Ursula Hegi

eBook Hotel of the Saints ePub
Author: Ursula Hegi
Language: English
ISBN: 0684843102
ISBN13: 978-0684843100
Publisher: Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition (November 5, 2001)
Pages: 176
Category: Short Stories & Anthologies
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 366
Formats: azw rtf mobi lit
ePub file: 1208 kb
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Praise for Ursula Hegi and Hotel of the Saints. Ursula Hegi is a tumbledown, headlong sort of writer. Her words rush ou. ike children rolling down a hill, laughing. She unpeels her characters like artichokes. Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times

Praise for Ursula Hegi and Hotel of the Saints. Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times. talent for crafting a memorable short story seems confirme. .Her gift for offbeat characters, humor, and authenticity turns up again in Hotel of the Saints. Amy Graves, The Boston Globe. Ursula Hegi’s gifts can conjure up an entire universe of loneliness and yearning, of self-delusion and suffering, in the space of four page.

Hegi's Book "Hotel Of The Saints" cried out to be read from the shelf of an airport bookstore. Almost radiating its fine contents the book immediately invokes a feeling of question just from the title. But once inside, the reader finds an unexpectedly fine rendition in many hues

Hegi's Book "Hotel Of The Saints" cried out to be read from the shelf of an airport bookstore. But once inside, the reader finds an unexpectedly fine rendition in many hues. The book is a collection of short stories, most of which have been previously published in other journals. However, the particular selection of stories holds together in great harmony as a compilation. Hegi has a talent for character development that rivals the greatest of short story writers.

In Hotel of the Saints, Hegi enters the perspectives of lovers and loners, eccentrics and artists, children and parents: a musician tries to protect her daughter from loving a.Hotel of the Saints - Ursula Hegi. Praise for Ursula Hegi and Hotel of the Saints

Ursula Hegi's bicultural background enriches these eleven luminous stories that are set in Europe, Mexico, and the United States. Praise for Ursula Hegi and Hotel of the Saints.

Saint Ursula (Latin for 'little female bear') is a legendary Romano-British Christian saint, died on October 21, 383. Her feast day in the pre-1970 General Roman Calendar is October 21. There is little definite information about her and th. There is little definite information about her and the anonymous group of holy virgins who accompanied her and on some uncertain date were killed at Cologne

Already the weight of the lonely flesh was falling from me as his beauty filled me and even at the mall my customers said I had a glow that lit up the whole Sears.

Already the weight of the lonely flesh was falling from me as his beauty filled me and even at the mall my customers said I had a glow that lit up the whole Sears. gh she’s ten he let her ride on his bare shoulders when we walked down the hill to swim in the pond and after one week we were a family and soon we had a canary and two hamsters that a woman gave us at the Laundromat and he found work in custodial at.

In Hotel of the Saints, Hegi enters the perspectives of lovers and loners, eccentrics and artists . Ursula Hegi's bicultural background enriches these eleven luminous stories that are set in Europe, Mexico, and the United States.

Ursula Hegi's bicultural background enriches these eleven luminous stories that are set in Europe, Mexico, and the United States

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In Hotel of the Saints, Hegi enters the perspectives of lovers and loners, eccentrics and artists, children and parents: a.Ursula Hegi brings us a timeless and unforgettable story in Trudi and a small town, weaving together a profound tapestry of emotional power, humanity, and truth.

Ursula Hegi's bicultural background enriches these eleven luminous stories that are set in Europe, Mexico, and the United States. 406. Published: 1994.

Hotel of the saints - The end of all sadness - A woman's perfume - Stolen chocolates - Doves - Freitod - Moonwalkers - A town like ours - The juggler - For their own survival - Lower crossing. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by sf-loadersive. org on January 4, 2010. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata). Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014).

A new collection of short fiction by the best-selling author of Stones from the River and The Vision of Emma Blau presents eleven tales about characters who take on a risky personal search for the unique place where faith can thrive for each one of them, whether it is a run-down hotel, an animal shelter, or the embrace of an ex-convict. 60,000 first printing.
Vijora
Hegi's Book "Hotel Of The Saints" cried out to be read from the shelf of an airport bookstore. Almost radiating its fine contents the book immediately invokes a feeling of question just from the title. But once inside, the reader finds an unexpectedly fine rendition in many hues.
The book is a collection of short stories, most of which have been previously published in other journals. However, the particular selection of stories holds together in great harmony as a compilation. Hegi has a talent for character development that rivals the greatest of short story writers. In her stories in this book, all between about 5 and 22 pages, Hegi shows an ability that is truly impressive with respect to her proficiency in conveying the character of her story so sensitively and completely.
Hegi makes no secret of her German origin or its particular effect on the characters in the book, many of whom are German. She has a pleasant style of using German words, but then immediately translating so no loss of meaning or understanding is felt by the reader. Except in her occasional use of German profanity or a very close cognate, Hegi always provides the user with the German word's translation and does not use the effect too much that it becomes irritating, only as much as she needs, in order to add the flavor she is trying to convey.
As one of the outstanding authors writing in America today this work is a fine example of what can be done with precision and imagination. This book is recommended to all lovers of fine and personal short stories.
hulk
Seriously, I read this book several months ago and I can't remember anything memorable about it...that tells me that, for me, it was 'eh'. It's a collection of short stories. If you are a fan of Ursula Hegl, go for it. Perhaps I just didn't connect with Hegl's German background and writing style.
Hallolan
fine writing; compelling characters.
Stanober
I loved this book. Felt like I was living as a neighbor in the Hotel.
Darkshaper
Many of today's best short story writers can write up a storm. their prose is lyrical and surprising, their settings intriguing and characters quirky. Many of them spent a lot of time in Iowa. Hegi's is a talent of a different order. She has many of the virtues of the Iowa grads, but her stories have greater complexity and thematic depth. Other reviewers have mentioned 'A Woman's Perfume,' which is the best of the stories in the collection. This story works on so many levels. It reminds me of the best stories of Isak Dinesen. On one level it is a coming of age story, with an older woman helping the young girl to become a woman after the girl's mother has left. On another level it is about this woman's coming to grips with her idealistic, and in some ways juvenile husband, and at one fell swoop swapping off the young girl for herself in her marriage and laying claim to the girl's more masculine father.Throughout the entire story there is a background story about the Shah of Iran and his disposing with his wives because they cannot bear him a son. Stated by the young girl as a child's sing song, that child's story echoes throughout the action in this story.
The title story, Hotel of the Saints, is also a story about the liberation of a woman from the aura of her husband. In this case the young lead character, a student in a Catholic seminary, is assigned to watch after his aged and hyper-religious aunt after her husband dies. The character is accompanied by a friend who has just entered the priesthood. The lead character himself has doubts about his faith and vocation, but cannot make a decisive step either in or out of the Priesthood. In the weeks following the uncle's death, the widow sheds her hyper-religiosity and begins to decorate all of the rooms of the small hotel she owns with satirical and perhaps sac-religious images of the saints. The priest gets into the act, and both find it liberating. The priest and the widow seem to be saying, in effect, the religion is a set of rites and you can adjust and re-invent them as you need. The young lead character is put off. More significantly, he can't get into this spirit and free himself from the hang up which is keeping him stuck. So this is a NOT coming of age story. Both of these stories are modern masterpieces. The other stories in the book do not live up to their promise.
Simple
One morning a little over a month ago, with too much loose change in my pocket and a desire to read something new, I spotted this brightly coloured book in the book shelf of the UN. I picked it up, had never heard of the author, but the title was evocative and as i said, the cover was lovely. And what a lovely book it turned out to be. The author has a beautiful calm and engaging style of prose and captures the reader in the extraordinariness of the ordinariness of which these stories are founded. From stories dealing with domestic abuse, to suicide, to the end of love- this collection creates a palette of characters whose names escape you as you turn the page but whose vision which you have concocted in your head-haunts you and stays with you. For me one of the best stories was suprisingly 'A woman's perfume' which is as much a coming of age story for a young girl, than it is the lost dreams of adulthood.
The final story 'Lowers crossing' is heartfelt and compassionate, 'Stolen chocolates' is for me about beauty and acceptance and the two stories 'the doves' and 'for their own survival' have similar themes of freedom. It is a wonderful collection and I feel I have allowed myself to be introduced to another author who I anticipate will inhabit my bookshelf for years to come.
Windbearer
As a serious fan of Ursula Hegi, I was a bit disappointed in this book.
This book is a collection of short stories that stand on their own, but only a couple had her usually great characterizations and observations. However, even those were a bit light from what I am used to from her as an author. Usually, her writing really clicks with me and this book did not to the extent I'm used to. Maybe it's me.
This book seemed to me to be earlier work of a great writer and instead of the most current.
After reading Stones from the River, Floating in my mother's palm, The vision of Emma Blau, Intrusions, Salt dancers and the collection of short stories in Unearned pleasures, I felt this book was not up to par with all the rest. I hope her next is better.
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