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Children and Fire by Ursula Hegi.. A fateful day, a hateful day in one small village, but in this book about a teacher who encourages her students to join the Hitler Youth, Hegi tries to pry open the German soul. Tries...

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"One senses in Hegi a willingness to lose herself in play, in the service of play. So it’s fitting that her latest work is concerned in part with the awful, awe-full seriousness of children’s play."

The New York Times

"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

Author bio: Ursula Hegi is the author of The Worst Thing I've Done, Sacred Time, Hotel of the Saints, The Vision of Emma Blau, Tearing the Silence, Salt Dancers, Stones from the River, Floating in My Mother's Palm, Unearned Pleasures and Other Stories, Intrusions, and Trudi & Pia. She teaches writing at Stonybrook's Southhampton Campus and she is the recipient of more than thirty grants and awards. More information can be found here: http://authors.simonandschuster.com/Ursula-Hegi/2316/biography

Book Details: General Fiction; (272 pp. Entrancing: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

Publisher Website: http://books.simonandschuster.com/Children-and-Fire/Ursula-Hegi/9781451608298

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