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Russell, Mary Doria A Thread Of Grace
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Mary Russell

Thread of Grace

€ 18.95

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.

The author:
Mary Russell has an MA in Peace Studies from the University of Bradford and took her first solo journey in her mid-forties, to Lesotho in Africa, spurred into action by the threat of illness. She divides her time between Oxford and Dublin where she is a regular contributor to THE IRISH TIMES. BBC Radio has broadcast one of her plays and her short stories have been published in Ireland, the UK and Australia. She has previously been published in AMAZONIAN, a collection of travel writing by women.

Text in English

Taal / Language : English

Extra informatie: 
Paperback / softback
442 pagina's
Januari 2005
337 gram
205 x 132 x 32 mm
Ballantine Books us

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