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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. The novel closes nearly a century later with Stefan's granddaughter, Emma, and the legacy of his dream: the Wasserburg, a once-grand apartment house filled with the hidden truths of its inhabitants both past and present. Ursula Hegi creates a fascinating 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 apart.

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Ursula Hegi is the author of Intrusions, Unearned Pleasures and Other Stories, Floating in My Mother's Palm, Stones from the River, Salt Dancers, and Tearing the Silence.

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DL, September 15, 2011 (view all comments by DL)
I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I first read , which I recommend, "Stones from the River" by the same author. It was really great to expand on the characters I had first met in the "Stones" novel. Although this story would stand well on its own. This story is a moving and engrossing story that grabs you from the very beginning. It spans four generations of a proud German family, from pre WWII to the late 1980's. It truly is a well told lesson in history.
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Hannah Enich, July 18, 2010 (view all comments by Hannah Enich)
This is a memorable novel that tells the story of several generations of a family after emigrating to the U.S. Ursula Hegi developed characters that are well fleshed-out, whether you like them or not. I really enjoyed this book, especiallly since the ending was not predictable. Ms. Hegi's writing is incredibly engaging as she gives us a peak into this families triumphs and tragedies.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780684872735
Author:
Hegi, Ursula
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Sagas
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Immigrants
Subject:
New hampshire
Subject:
German americans
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
no. 1889
Publication Date:
January 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 12.32 oz

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