A Thread of Grace - September 1944 Summary & Analysis

Mary Doria Russell
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September 1944 Summary

Frazione Santa Chiara, Valdottavo, 16 September

Claudia, now officially a woman, has worked with Bettinna and Tercilla for nearly a year, learning household chores. Santino has arrived and is talking about progress against the Germans when Claudia rushes in and tells them six German soldiers are raping a girl. Santino shoots all but one of them who escapes into the woods. The violated girl, Maria Avoni, had agreed to sex with one of them in exchange for food. The women of the village are enraged that she has brought such danger to them, and Tercilla Lovera slaps her hard.

Headquarters, SS-Panzergrenadier, 2nd Regiment, 12th Waffen - SS Walther Reinhardt Division, Roccabarbena

The Germans are losing ground to the Allies and Russia. Reinecke and von Thadden discuss that it is time for the cudgel. Reinecke has been promoted and wants to hold northern Italy at...

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