All library locations are closed Monday, Jan 20 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

A thread of grace: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
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." High school & older.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 823d4f6c-7a71-e61f-46b6-7a9931d7ad7d
Grouping Title thread of grace
Grouping Author russell mary doria
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2020-01-19 22:43:34PM
Last Indexed 2020-01-19 23:44:40PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Mary Doria Russell
author_display Russell, Mary Doria
available_at_catalog Main Kids
Main Library
collection_catalog Fiction
Large Print
detailed_location_catalog Green Hills - Adult Fiction
Madison - Adult Fiction
Main Library - Adult Fiction
Main Library - Adult Large Print
display_description NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • "A powerfully imagined novel . . . [a] profoundly moving book that engages the heights and depths of human experience."—Los Angeles Times
It is September 8, 1943, and fourteen-year-old Claudette Blum and her father are among the thousands of Jewish refugees scrambling over the Alps toward Italy, where they hope to find safety now that the Italians have broken from Germany and made a separate peace with the Allies. The Blums will soon discover that Italy is anything but peaceful, as it quickly becomes an open battleground for the Nazis, the Allies, Resistance fighters, Jews in hiding, and ordinary Italian civilians trying to survive.
Tracing the lives of a handful of fascinating characters—a charismatic Italian Resistance leader, a priest, an Italian rabbi's family, a disillusioned German doctor—Mary Doria Russell tells the little-known story of the vast underground effort by Italian citizens who saved the lives of 43,000 Jews during the final phase of World War II. A Thread of Grace puts a human face on history.
Praise for A Thread of Grace
"An addictive page-turner . . . [Mary Doria] Russell has an astonishing story to tell—full of action, paced like a rapid-fire thriller, in tense, vivid scenes that move with cinematic verve."The Washington Post Book World
"Hauntingly beautiful, utterly unforgettable."San Francisco Chronicle
"Rich . . . Based on the heroism of ordinary people, [A Thread of Grace] packs an emotional punch."People
"[A] deeply felt and compellingly written book . . . The progress of each character's life is marked or measured by acts of grace. . . . Russell is a smart, passionate and imaginative writer."—Cleveland Plain Dealer
"A feat of storytelling . . . an important book [that] needs to be widely read."—Portland Oregonian

"Mary Doria Russell's fans (and aren't we all?) will rejoice to see her new novel on the shelves. A Thread of Grace is as ambitious, beautiful, tense, and transforming as any of us could have hoped."—Karen Joy Fowler, author of The Jane Austen Book Club

"A story of love and war, A Thread of Grace speaks to the resilience and beauty of the human spirit in the midst of unimaginable horror. It is, unquestionably, a literary triumph."—David Morrell, author of The Brotherhood of the Rose and First Blood
format_catalog Book
Large Print
format_category_catalog Audio Books
id 823d4f6c-7a71-e61f-46b6-7a9931d7ad7d
isbn 9780375501845
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
overdrive:047055c8-8377-48ca-bbb2-d170fda23e85 -1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 1 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Available Online
ils:CARL0000254458 35192035060627 Main Library - Adult Large Print Fiction Russell Large Type 1 false false On Shelf MN
overdrive:9300c37d-36b5-4f5a-a39a-ab7e1f40665a -1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eAudiobook Audio Books 1 false true OverDrive OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen Available Online
ils:CARL0000232992 35192047410158 Madison - Adult Fiction Fiction Russell 1 false false Checked Out MA
ils:CARL0000232992 35192019795446 Main Library - Adult Fiction Fiction Russell 1 false false Checked Out MN
ils:CARL0000232992 35192032320735 Green Hills - Adult Fiction Fiction Russell 1 false false Checked Out GH
Large Print Book
last_indexed 2020-01-20T05:44:40.042Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog Fiction Russell
Fiction Russell Large Type
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Green Hills
Green Hills Kids
Madison Kids
Main Kids
Main Library
primary_isbn 9780449004135
publishDate 2005
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
overdrive:047055c8-8377-48ca-bbb2-d170fda23e85 eBook eBook English Random House Publishing Group 2005
ils:CARL0000254458 Large Print Books Large print ed. English Recorded Books, 2005. xii, 653 p. (large print) : maps ; 25 cm.
overdrive:9300c37d-36b5-4f5a-a39a-ab7e1f40665a eAudiobook Audio Books English Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group 2005
ils:CARL0000232992 Book Books 1st ed. English Random House, 2005. 430 p. ; 25 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:047055c8-8377-48ca-bbb2-d170fda23e85 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000254458 35192035060627 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
overdrive:9300c37d-36b5-4f5a-a39a-ab7e1f40665a -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000232992 35192047410158 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000232992 35192019795446 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000232992 35192032320735 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
subject_facet Holocaust survivors -- Fiction
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Fiction
Jews -- Italy -- Fiction
Large type books
World War, 1939-1945 -- Italy -- Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- Rescue -- Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Fiction
title_display A thread of grace : a novel
title_full A Thread of Grace
A thread of grace : a novel / Mary Doria Russell
A thread of grace [text (large print)] : a novel / Mary Doria Russell
title_short A thread of grace :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Fiction
Holocaust survivors
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Large type books
Underground movements
World War, 1939-1945