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User Review  - RidgewayGirl - LibraryThing

When Italy surrendered to the Allied Forces, it's soldiers retreated from the portion of France it had occupied, followed by Jewish refugees who had relied on Italy's disinterest in persecuting them ... Read full review

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User Review  - greeniezona - LibraryThing

Somehow, I forgot something very important about Russell that I should have remembered: how ruthlessly and thoroughly she likes to break your heart. At one time I knew. At one time I was a crumpled ... Read full review

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User Review  - sbsolter - LibraryThing

This is an intense and complex novel about the Italian resistance during WWII. I enjoyed it, but not as much as the first book I read by Russell, "The Sparrow". The plot followed a large cast of ... Read full review

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User Review  - dcornwall - LibraryThing

Two stars for my reaction. The book is well written, but I don't want Goodreads recommending anything like it. Seems to be an accurate portrayal of the complications and harshness of life under Nazi ... Read full review

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User Review  - LibraryCin - LibraryThing

This is set in Italy during the last few years of World War II. As much as I figured out of the plot was from the start: 14-year old Jewish girl, Claudette, and her father are running from the Nazis ... Read full review

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User Review  - astrologerjenny - LibraryThing

This is an amazing novel, and I highly recommend it. It’s a great read. I’ve admired Russell’s sci-fi work; she’s a pithy, clear, strong writer. This historical novel is set in the Italian countryside ... Read full review

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User Review  - satyridae - LibraryThing

Haunting tale of Jews & Catholics during the last years of WWII. Set mostly in Italy, with a cast of entirely believable characters, this book kept me up nights- at first reading, and then thinking. Excellent writing that made WWII alive for me in a way nothing I've read before has done. Read full review

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User Review  - bookczuk - LibraryThing

Mary Doria Russell has enchanted me with several of her books. When I started this, I was hoping to be enchanted. I actually put it aside for a bit, because it wasn't hitting the mark for me. But then ... Read full review

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User Review  - labdaddy4 - LibraryThing

Excellent - right up there in quality with her other works. Very well researched & detailed. A compelling story of an aspect of WWII history not often chronicled. Read full review

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User Review  - chndlrs - LibraryThing

A very compelling account of the Italian resistance in WWII. Would pair nicely with Eleni, by Nicholas Gage. Read full review


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