A Thread of Grace Setting & Symbolism

Mary Doria Russell
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Porto Sant'Andrea

Porto Sant'Andrea is a fictional small town on the Ligurian coast in the northern part of Italy where most of the characters in this story have lived for a period of time. It is the town where Iacopo Soncini is a rabbi and Osvaldo Tomitz a priest and secretary to the local bishop. It is also where the hotel is where the Brosslers and Blums and Leonis stayed before fleeing to the mountains.

Piemonte

Piemonte is a green flatter foothill region of France, occupied by Italy, that became a prime target for German infiltration.

Borgo San Mauro

The fictional Borgo San Mauro region is located in the mountains south of Sant'Andrea where young Angelo Soncini was sent to boarding school at Roccobarbena. The Germans hoped to push the refugees and partisans into this area where they could more easily capture them, since it lies near the...

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