A Thread of Grace - November 1944 and Cadenza d' Inverno, Winter 1944-45 Summary & Analysis

Mary Doria Russell
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November 1944 and Cadenza d' Inverno, Winter 1944-45 Summary

Villa Malcovato, Near Roccabarbena

A paradisiacal farm, clinic and teaching job are offered to the Soncinis by Suora Corniglia, who turns out to be the daughter of Massimo Malcovato (il maggiore) who owns the farmland. Malcovato's chauffer is Osvaldo Tomitz, who drives his large Vatican car for him. Malcovato has businesses in Milan, Turin, Genoa and Sant'Andrea, and unlimited access to ration cards that can be exchanged for money and supplies. Malcovato relates that he was carried a half a kilometer to a field hospital by Tranquillo Loeb, and he knows about the Soncinis through Renzo's association with his daughter. The farm is bountiful and there is a lot of work. Angelo and the adopted Stefania work in the gardens and fields. Malcovato, or il Maggiore and Don Osvaldo arrive at...

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