A Thread of Grace - November 1943 Summary & Analysis

Mary Doria Russell
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November 1943 Summary

En route to Borgo San Mauro Valdottavo, Piemonte

Renzo Leoni and Osvaldo Tomitz work on a broken-down milk truck on their way to Valdottavo. Renzo speculates that ten percent of any group of human beings are shitheads, ten percent are saints and the rest are just trying to get by. Osvaldo has a considerable amount of cash with him to distribute to the thousand Jews hiding in the mountains. Duno Brossler arrives looking for Leto Girotti, an activist priest in the area. Osvaldo and Renzo give Duno clothing and tell him not to speak. They pretend to have milk for orphans and Renzo takes on the identity of a crazy Sicilian named Savoca. They tell German police that Duno's family was killed and that he is a mute. They proceed to Leto Girotti's church. Don Leto has a wooden leg and is known...

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