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A Thread of Grace

Mary Doria Russell

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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. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jay Gregory

Length:

6h 16m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:28


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:35


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:32


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:31


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:20


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:36


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:57


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:30


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:33


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:07


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:15


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:19


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:34


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:54


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:36


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:11


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:23


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:11


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:20


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:55


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:40


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:11


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:23


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:21


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:42


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:33


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:44


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:47


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:48


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:46


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:46


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:43


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:33


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:10


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:00


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:23


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:51


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:47


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:46


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:17


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:27


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:22


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:40


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:23