Hegi, Ursula. Stones from the River (New York: Poseidon Press, 1994) 507 p.
The life of a small German town on the Rhine is seen through the eyes of Trudi Montag, a dwarf. Trudi and her father run a pay-library where townsfolk come to borrow novels, romances and westerns, and to buy tobacco. Trudi was introduced in Hegi's previous novel, Floating in my Mother's Palm.