A Thread of Grace Topics for Discussion

Mary Doria Russell
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Discuss Werner Schramm's need for absolution. Was it simple forgiveness he was seeking?

Renzo Leoni is cynical and has a great sense of humor. What are some of the ways his humor comes through in the story?

Why do you suppose that the Italians were able to save so many Jews from the Nazis? Why did they want to, and what made it possible?

Discuss the bond of friendship between Renzo Leoni and Werner Schramm. What was its basis, and how did one affect the other?

The women in this story have varied roles. In what way could you say that feminism was involved in their decisions?

Discuss the psychological effects of running from a powerful murderous force, knowing that the Nazis were only a few steps behind them. How might a person view his own life if he knew that it could end at any moment...

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