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Mary Doria Russell

Biography: Mary Doria Russell




Although she has only published three novels, the critically acclaimed American author Mary Doria Russell has been the recipient of eight literary awards and nominated for two others.

Book review: <i>A Thread Of Grace</i> by Mary Doria Russell



The Second World War was a bit confusing if you were in Europe. Sure, it was fine for those countries that weren’t actually occupied or at war, but it was bloody difficult for everyone else, running around listening to rumours about who had capitulated, who was on what side, and, if you were one of the unfortunate refugees, which new group of people had been ordered to kill you. A Thread Of Grace works its way through the harrowing years of the Second World War in Europe, and focuses particularly on the contribution of the Italian people supporting and hiding the fleeing Jewish community.

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