The Internet Book List - Spread the word
       


Book Information: Thread of Grace, a

Thread of Grace, a (2005) [Novel]
by Mary Doria Russell Rating: No votes (Rate!)
Reviews: None (show them) Review!

Summary (From the publisher):

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.

Original title: A Thread of Grace
Original languages: English

Quotes:

Genre: FictionHistoricalWorld War II

Edition #1: Thread of Grace, a

Thread of Grace, a (2005)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Search at Amazon!

Search at Powells!

Search at AbeBooks!


Manifested in:

Thread of Grace, a (2005)


ISBN: 0375501843

Add to my library



©Steven Jeffery / IBList.com, 2012
Terms of Use