Sunday, February 24, 2008

Thread Of Grace by Mary Doria Russell

Once again Russell gave us a compelling story, well written.. a good story. You will not want to put it down...

A story of the people who live during WWII.Mussolini surrenders. Families, their trials and losses and their survival. Wartime and the general goodness of people are equally portrayed. Russell seems to be compelled to try her hand in different genres, and she manages with grace.
This complex story is sometimes haunting, and sometimes ugly. But it was an ugly time. Hitler was in power. Many people died. This story tells of some who were saved.

The rich detail could become tedious under the pen of a less skilled writer, but not Russell.