Doria Russell's novel shares real-life tales of humanity

Sep 04, 2014 844

Fans of literary fiction know Chicagoland's Mary Doria Russell as the author of the critically-acclaimed and much-loved (by book clubs and fiction fans) novel "The Sparrow."

Her latest novel, "A Thread of Grace," is based on the true experiences of many Jews in Italy during World War II. During that time, many Jews fled other European countries seeking refuge from the Nazis in Italy, where ordinary people risked their lives and their homes in hiding Jews and providing them sustenance.

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