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A Thread of Grace
A Thread of Grace: A Novel | Mary Doria Russell
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Claudette Blum and her father flee across the Alps into Italy with other Jews seeking refuge, only to find an open battle ground among the Nazis, Allied forces, resistance fighters, and ordinary Italians struggling to survive.
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Mary Doria Russell is one of the most versatile authors I‘ve read. She‘s written a space odyssey (The Sparrow and Children of God), westerns (Doc and Epitaph), and a WWII book (A Thread Of Grace) all of which were 4-5 star reads. She has two other books that I have not read yet but, believe me, they are high up on my TBR list.

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Continuing my TBR project:
This is one of the oldest selection on my TBR list - Originally added March 31, 2015.

catebutler This one sounds great! 2mo
Cathythoughts It does sound good 👍🏻. I‘ll look out for your review 2mo
KathyWheeler I loved this book. 2mo
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EadieB
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Wishing you a brilliant and beautiful life.

#thread #readingresolutions @Jess7 #may

C.Perone Love this! 1y
EadieB @C.Perone I love it too. Great quote! 1y
hannah_frances Beautiful quote! 1y
Nute I love that you shared this quote. It's how I feel about connections. Meeting someone and talking for just a few minutes can sometimes impact for a lifetime. And it often feels like destiny. 1y
EadieB @Nute I believe that too. Everyone you meet has an impact on your life either large or small. 1y
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I‘m updating our emergency preparedness kit, so of course I started with the books.

Here are my recent finds at the Library Friends book sale!

dsfisher Excellent choices 1y
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chaoticgoodhufflepuff
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Mehso-so

I'll admit, most of my issues with this book have nothing to do with the quality or the importance of the story.

There was more head hopping than I really enjoy. And each character had first and last names, and two or three nicknames depending on the native language of the narrator.

I'm also burned out on WWII novels after six months of two book clubs. This was the first with Jewish main characters though, and I appreciate that. 🌕🌕🌕🌗🌑

TrishB I'm pretty much on a break of a few months from WWII novels. I will come back to them eventually! 2y
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"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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LeslieO
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More WWII historical fiction favs. One is about the Italian resistance and one is about occupied France. #war #maybookflowers

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tracyrowanreads
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#catsoflitsy It's hard to do anything when Leo gets lovey, and reading becomes a contact sport. Trying to wrap up book #31 for this year.

LilMamaMastro Good pace! And, 😻. 2y
Reviewsbylola 😂😂 2y
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tracyrowanreads
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Another hold came in so Kabul Beauty School is on the back burner again. It's not a huge problem; I always enjoy Mary Doria Russell's work.

MrBook Oooh, MDR!!!! I've only read Sparrow so far. 2y
tracyrowanreads If you're a fan of Western history, try "Doc." 2y
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This passage of my favorite book by my favorite author has been running through my head...

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Court7
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"There's a saying in Hebrew," he tells her. "'No matter how dark the tapestry God weaves for us, there's always a thread of grace.'"

A beautiful, but also heart-wrenching, tale of the little-known but wonderfully true efforts of the vast underground of Italian citizens who saved the lives of some 43,000 Jews in the final phase of WWII. A poignant reminder that humanity's deepest evils and greatest goodness are often found side by side.

[DELETED] 1224677159 Ooh I have this and haven't read it yet. I really liked The Sparrow! 3y
mandasarah Given how hard MDR broke my heart with The Sparrow, I'm not sure I could take a Holocaust story from her. 3y
Court7 Obviously this one is quite a different story than The Sparrow but I would say a similar reading experience. The writing is gorgeous. The characters carried and complex and easy to love. The plot clearly heading somewhere bleak. I would highly recommend it but yes be prepared to have your heart broken. 3y
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I've had to put this down several times today, as I didn't want to be seen tearing up at work. It doesn't grip quite as hard as The Sparrow did, but good writing and so many characters to invest in.

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