Registered by MmeClinton of South Berwick, Maine USA on 3/24/2005
I haven't read anything by this author, but the reviews were good, and I do love stories set during WWII, especially concerning the Holocaust or the thwarting thereof. This is set in Italy, and as the book blurbs all point out, the perspective of the war and efforts to save Jewish refugees there is seldom addressed. Here is a quote that will give you an idea why I thought I would like it: "you will lose yourself completely in ths ecumenical epic of Italians working together to save Jewish refugees during the German Occupation of 1943-44. Russell has a deep empathy for her characters and writes with genious about the horrors of guerrilla war. This wholly absorbing novel ends with perhaps the most moving coda in fictional history."
Well, the proof of my far too large TBR pile is that this was sitting in it, and I had forgotten all about it and signed up for a bookring which I recently completed. I adored the book, so now I will send my copy off to a Bookcrossing friend down in Texas and hope it finds many new appreciative readers!
This was sent to me very graciously as a Random Act of Bookcrossing Kindness from MmeClinton. I was born in Maine, so that makes this delivery even more special. Into the TBR stack it goes. Thanks MmeClinton!