A Thread of Grace

by Mary Doria Russell | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0449004139 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingjudygreeneyeswing of San Diego, California USA on 10/3/2009
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingjudygreeneyeswing from San Diego, California USA on Saturday, October 03, 2009
"Nothing links person to person like the frequent passage from hand to hand of a good book."

One of the best stories of the Holocaust and WWII. This is the story of the Jews and Catholics in Italy during that time. I've given out many copies as gifts. Wonderful character development and a very compelling story. Exactly what I expected from the author of "The Sparrow". I immediately felt that Renso Leoni in " Thread of Grace" had so much in common with Emilio Sandoz, the Jesuit from "The Sparrow" and "Children of God". Both characters have stayed with me for long after I read the stories.

Journal Entry 2 by wingjudygreeneyeswing at San Diego, California USA on Saturday, October 03, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (10/3/2009 UTC) at San Diego, California USA

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Off by mail to nancynova in Pennsylvania. Enjoy!!

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Journal Entry 3 by wingNancyNovawing from Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, October 10, 2009
Wishlist raBCK. Thank you!

Journal Entry 4 by wingNancyNovawing at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, August 26, 2017
Now my oldest Rabck, pulled to read. In checking some other lists, I have no idea why this was a wishlist book. I thought it was a TLC bookclub book, but it wasn't. If as good as I hope, it might wind up on the 2018 list!

Journal Entry 5 by wingNancyNovawing at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, July 14, 2018
rabck wishlist from judygreeneyes; historical fiction set in WWII Italy. Thankfully the author listed the characters in the beginning, including their alias names. Partisans are thwarting the German Army, and hiding the Jews that came over the mountains fleeing France. The novel begins with teenage Claudia crossing the mountains with her father, and ends with an elderly Claudia never speaking of her 2 years during the war with her children. They have no idea of Jewish Claudia's struggles, leadership in the Italian resistance & what she saw in the war.

Journal Entry 6 by wingNancyNovawing at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Sunday, January 20, 2019
strangely, this book was loose for the move - not with the others. Adding to the potential author or title rings stash, or maybe will be in the ABC VBB.

Journal Entry 7 by wingjudygreeneyeswing at San Diego, California USA on Saturday, February 23, 2019
The book is going traveling again on continuing bookray:

mcsar (USA)
powaybabe (USA)
Edwardstreet (NZ)
Sherlockfan (NZ) <--- book is here
LysMibo (Ireland)
Florence71 (France)

Journal Entry 8 by wingNancyNovawing at -- BOOKRAY, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Friday, March 08, 2019

Released 10 mos ago (3/8/2019 UTC) at -- BOOKRAY, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

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Heading out on it's first stop in a bookray

Journal Entry 9 by wingmcsarwing at Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Wednesday, March 20, 2019
The book arrived. Thanks for sharing this as a bookray. I will start reading and keep the ray going.

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I loved it, the story, the narrative style and the characters. I really like the characterization and I started to care about all the characters from very early on. I read quite a few WWII or holocaust novels; this is the first one set in Italy and their situation was quite unique. Thanks for sharing.

Journal Entry 10 by wingmcsarwing at Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Sunday, April 28, 2019

Released 9 mos ago (4/26/2019 UTC) at Richmond, British Columbia Canada

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On its way to the next reader on the ray.

Journal Entry 11 by powaybabe at Poway, California USA on Sunday, June 09, 2019
Great WWII story, just as I would expect from this author. I'm so glad I read it. This book is now on its way to New Zealand to the next reader.

Journal Entry 12 by wingEdwardstreetwing at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Sunday, June 16, 2019
Letter box surprise- thank you- I will read and then hand on to Sherlockfan who I see monthly at our BC meetups here in Wellington New Zealand

Posted to SF.
I was unaware that the people of Italy played such a big role in hiding Jews. It is good to have such well written "faction" to ensure the stories are not lost. We must never forget.

Journal Entry 14 by wingSherlockfanwing at Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Sunday, July 21, 2019
Sincere apologies to those who've come before me - it has taken longer than necessary for me to record this books arrival. Very many thanks to ES who posted it. I've been keenly awaiting the arrival and will be starting it pretty quickly - after unpacking a few more boxes of books accompanying us to our new home. Will be very glad to get this move completed eventually.

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