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Ursula, Under
Ursula Under
Author: Ingrid Hill
Once in a while, a first-time novelist dares to write bravely and big. Ingrid Hill has done just that with her breathtaking first novel. — In Michigan's Upper Peninsula, a dangerous rescue effort draws the ears and eyes of the entire country. When a two-year-old girl falls down a mine shaft it is as if all hope for life on the planet is bound...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780143035459
ISBN-10: 0143035452
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 512
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 31 ratings
Publisher: Penguin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
I still think about this book from time to time, as that's how good it was. Ingrid Hill skillfully weaves together the stories of Ursula's very disparate ancestors who faced difficulties and challenges with courage, humor and sometimes sheer luck.
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Helpful Score: 3
2 year old Ursula Wong falls through an abandoned mine shaft while on a picnic with her parents. The plot throughout the rest of this novel is mesmerizing. Ursula's parents' family trees are traced backward, taking the reader on a journey through many countries in different centuries, through good marriages and bad. It is an excellent book, and one I highly recommend.
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Helpful Score: 2
I enjoyed this book. It was not a "quick" read, but well worth getting into.
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Helpful Score: 2
This was very slow reading. It's a complicated book.
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Helpful Score: 1
A very good read. Ambitious book.
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A whimsical book about the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Being from that neck of the woods myself, I totally enjoyed this read. The local feel of the land was evident in every page.
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Its been a while since I read this novel, but what really stuck with me is the vast array of characters. The whole book is pretty much a character study, but its one of the best I've read it this genre. Its beautifully international. If you are interested in history and world cultures, this is a gem! The author clearly did a lot of research to write this.
The best part: it chronicles people of all walks of life throughout history around the world, and yet you can identify with each one.
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Ursula falls down an unused mine shaft while picnicing with her parents. As the rescue begins, the reader travels along Ursula's chain of ancestors going back as far as 2000 years and revealing connections to her modern day relatives.


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