Floating in My Mother's Palm
By Ursula Hegi
Glowing with the beauty and trouble of unconventionality, with the quest to transcend human tragedy, ""Floating in My Mother’s Palm"" presents ""an absolutely correct postwar Germany with all its forbidden questions and mysterious behavior, all its squalor, loss, and longing"" (""Los Angeles Times"").Tweet
A very gentle, easy and undemanding read set in 1950's Germany the book is essentially a collection of short stories about the different characters of a town. It's supposedly narrated by a child but without a child's voice and with a disappointing (for me) lack of grit or wit.