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A Thread of Grace

A Thread of Grace Оценка: 2.5 (2)
Genre: prose
Set in Italy during the dramatic finale of World War II, this new novel is the first in seven years by the bestselling author of The Sparrow and Children of God.

It is September 8, 1943, and fourteen-year-old Claudette Blum is learning Italian with a suitcase in her hand. She and her father are among the thousands of Jewish refugees scrambling over the Alps toward Italy, where they hope to be safe at last, now that the Italians have broken with Germany and made a separate peace with the Allies. The Blums will soon discover that Italy is anything but peaceful, as it becomes overnight an open battleground among the Nazis, the Allies, resistance fighters, Jews in hiding, and ordinary Italian civilians trying to survive.

Mary Doria Russell sets her first historical novel against this dramatic background, tracing the lives of a handful of fascinating characters. Through them, she tells the little-known but true story of the network of Italian citizens who saved the lives of forty-three thousand Jews during the war`s final phase. The result of five years of meticulous research, A Thread of Grace is an ambitious, engrossing novel of ideas, history, and marvelous characters that will please Russell`s many fans and earn her even more.
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  1. A Thread of Grace A Novel Mary Doria Russell
  2. Characters
  8. Preludio
  9. Greater Italy 1943 Anno Fascista XXII
  10. 8 September 1943
  11. 9 September 1943
  12. 10 September 1943
  13. 11 –13 September 1943
  14. Late September 1943
  15. October 1943
  16. November 1943
  17. Cadenza d ’Inverno Winter 1943 –44
  18. Northwestern Italy 1944 Anno Fascista XXIII
  19. March 1944
  20. April 1944
  21. May 1944
  22. 5 June 1944
  23. Summer 1944
  24. September 1944
  25. November 1944
  26. Cadenza d ’Inverno Winter 1944 –45
  27. Northwestern Italy 1945 Anno Fascista XXIV
  28. February 1945
  29. March 1945
  30. April 1945
  31. May 1945
  32. Autumn 1947
  33. Coda
  34. Author ’s Note
  35. About the Author

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