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Hedwig and Berti

by Frieda Arkin

  • 135 Want to read
  • 19 Currently reading

Published by Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin"s Griffin in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Jewish refugees,
  • Child musicians,
  • Pianists,
  • Jewish families,
  • Immigrants,
  • Gifted persons,
  • Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementFrieda Arkin
    The Physical Object
    Pagination258 p. ;
    Number of Pages258
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24670190M
    ISBN 100312333560
    ISBN 109780312333560
    OCLC/WorldCa71845089

    Harry Potter Book Night in Edinburgh: My Bertie Bott-inspired Outfit. I often say that my kind of party is a tea party. But I realise that this is false. Severus, Minerva, Hedwig, Neville, and too many Hermiones to count. My collection of wizard robes is in my Cupboard Under the Stairs in Boston, along with the Mimbulus Mimbletonia I.   Thirty-five years after publication of her first novel, The Dorp (followed by other works on cooking and gardening), Frieda Arkin returns to the world of fiction to give us another darkly humorous novel, Hedwig and Berti. Hedwig and Berti is a saga of the totally unlikely marriage of a grandly Teutonic woman, Hedwig Kessler, and her diminutive /5(46).

    These oddities aside, Arkin’s “Hedwig and Berti” is a sweet-angry-sad tale about people who may have escaped Hitler’s gas chambers and prison camps but nonetheless had lived troubled lives. Each is in search for a way out—obstinacy for Hedwig, resilience for Berti, death for Gerda.   Thirty-five years after publication of her first novel, The Dorp (followed by other works on cooking and gardening), Frieda Arkin returns to the world of fiction to give us another darkly humorous novel, Hedwig and Berti. Hedwig and Berti is a saga of the totally unlikely marriage of a grandly Teutonic woman, Hedwig Kessler, and her diminutive 4/5(26).

    Hedwig and Berti is a saga of the totally unlikely marriage of a grandly Teutonic woman, Hedwig Kessler and her diminutive cousin Berti, two upperclass German Jews forced to leave their homeland during the rise of the Nazis. They flee to London, then to New York City and from there, finally, to a university town in Kansas. In London, Hedwig gives birth to a daughter whose broodingly dark Author: Frieda Arkin. To learn more about a book and check on its availablity within the library system, click a title link below. Some book records in the library catalog, such as Hedwig and Berti and Pride of Carthage, have additional links you can click to learn more about the book and the author.


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Hedwig and Berti is a saga of the totally unlikely marriage of a grandly Teutonic woman, Hedwig Kessler and her diminutive cousin Berti, two "My new favorite novel. Characters and storytelling like this belong in the Fiction Hall of Fame, in the wing reserved for wry and sly masterpieces."/5.

"An exhilarating and important work, Hedwig and Berti is a book of rare narrative energy. Frieda Arkin draws each of her characters with humor, sorrow, and the sharpest of prose.

It has been many years since Arkin's beautiful first novel, The Dorp, but it has been well worth the wait." —Peter Orner, author of Esther StoriesBook Edition: First Edition. Hedwig and Berti are German Jews fleeing the Holocaust. Gerda is their prodigy pianist daughter. Hedwig is the defining force of the Kessler family, but Berti and Gerda have their share of the story, as they are dragged from London to New York to Kansas by Hedwig.

A quick, enjoyable and involving novel- /5(5). Hedwig and Berti is a saga of the totally unlikely marriage of a grandly Teutonic woman, Hedwig Kessler, and her diminutive cousin Berti, two upper-class German Jews forced to leave their homeland during the rise of the Nazis.

They flee to London, then to New York Author: Frieda Arkin. Hedwig and Berti is a saga of the totally unlikely marriage of a grandly Teutonic woman, Hedwig Kessler, and her diminutive cousin Berti, two upper-class German Jews forced to leave their homeland during the rise of the Nazis.

They flee to London, then to New York. I am recommending this fabulous book to every person I pass on the street." - Elinor Lipman, author of The Inn at Lake Devine and The Pursuit of Alice Thrift "An exhilarating and important work, Hedwig and Berti is a book of rare narrative energy.

Frieda Arkin draws each of her characters with humor, sorrow, and the sharpest of prose. Buy a cheap copy of Hedwig and Berti book by Frieda Arkin. "My new favorite novel. Characters and storytelling like this belong in the Fiction Hall of Fame, in the wing reserved for wry and sly masterpieces." Elinor Free shipping over $   "Berti has no English yet," Hedwig says, and turns to regard the room.

The presence, the spaciousness of this Brunhilde in his sitting room has shrunk. Hedwig and Berti is a darkly humorous and clever novel that unfurls the saga of a grandly Teutonic woman, Hedwig Kessler, and her diminutive cousin/husband Berti. This is a story of prejudice taken to extremes, both within the severely class-conscious German-Jewish family and without.

"Hedwig and Berti" (Reviewed by Mary Whipple who seem to take over control of the book, just as Hedwig takes over control of everyone's life. Gerda, always at odds with her mother, is a ferocious child who quickly develops a passion for the piano and eventually becomes a prodigy, an extremely difficult one, as she is a "fury at the.

I am recommending this fabulous book to every person I pass on the street." - Elinor Lipman, author of "The Inn at Lake Devine" and "The Pursuit of Alice Thrift""An exhilarating and important work, "Hedwig and Berti" is a book of rare narrative energy. Frieda Arkin draws each of her characters with humor, sorrow, and the sharpest of prose/5().

HEDWIG AND BERTI. by Frieda Arkin. BUY NOW FROM GET WEEKLY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS: Email Address Subscribe. Tweet. KIRKUS REVIEW. German-Jewish couple escape the Holocaust but not their accursed heritage. Author: Frieda Arkin. Hedwig and Berti is a saga of the totally unlikely marriage of a grandly Teutonic woman, Hedwig Kessler, and her diminutive cousin Berti, two upper-class German Jews forced to leave their homeland during the rise of the Nazis.

They flee to London, then to New York Brand: St. Martin's Press. Hedwig and Berti, their furious daughter, and all the other characters who move in and out of their lives are very peculiar indeed, and it is only when we look back on this glinting, unsparing novel that we can appreciate the role historic events may assume in misshaping our special little selves.5/5(1).

HEDWIG AND BERTI By Frieda Arkin. Thomas Dunne Books/ St. Martin's Press. $ REMEMBER Molly Keane. In25 years after she gave up writing novels, Keane came out of retirement, at Author: Alida Becker.

Hedwig and Berti. Written by Frieda Arkin Review by Ken Kreckel. Hedwig and Berti is the saga of a mismatched upper-class German Jewish couple who escape from Nazi Germany, going first to London, then New York, and finally Kansas.

The overbearing Hedwig and diminutive Berti must cope with the culture shock of a new home, a lower class way of life, as well as unwanted memories of the : Frieda Arkin. Hedwig and Berti is a saga of the totally unlikely marriage of a grandly Teutonic woman, Hedwig Kessler and her diminutive cousin Berti, two upperclass German Jews forced to leave their homeland during the rise of the Nazis.

They flee to London, then to New York Author: Frieda Arkin. Frieda Arkin is the author of Hedwig and Berti ( avg rating, ratings, 25 reviews, published ), The Essential Kitchen Gardener ( avg ratin /5.

Create an account or log into Facebook. Connect with friends, family and other people you know. Share photos and videos, send messages and get updates. More editions of Hedwig and Berti: Hedwig and Berti: ISBN () Softcover, St. Martin's Griffin, ; Hedwig and Berti: ISBN () Hardcover, Wheeler Publishing.

Hedwig and Berti (novel), Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), Short stories have been anthologized in Best American Short Storiesedited by Martha Foley and David Burnett, Houghton,and Best American Short Storiesedited by Martha Foley and David Burnett, Houghton, Looking for books by Frieda Arkin?

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