Rosie’s #Bookreview #WW2 #HistoricalFiction A Thread Of Grace by Mary Doria Russell

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A Thread Of GraceA Thread Of Grace by Mary Doria Russell

3.5 stars

A Thread Of Grace is historical fiction set during World War Two.

The main setting is north west Italy, primarily the two year period from 1943 to the end of the war. By 1943, pockets of Europe’s Jewish communities had escaped to South East France and were overseen by Italian armed forces, but then Italy switched sides. No longer safe, many of the Jews crossed the Alps hoping for safety in Italy; however, the Germans still dominated most of the country.

Featuring a complex mix of social, political and religious supporters, this story is about the strengths and determination of the people of this small province of Italy and how they helped hide, feed and protect thousands of Jewish refugees.

The book begins with a list of forty-six characters names, a daunting number, so I read with some trepidation thinking…

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