History Literature / AThreadOfGrace

9th Dec '14 6:59:27 PM Angeldeb82
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The overall story manages to be a {{Tearjerker}}, CrowningMomentOfAwesome, and CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming for the entire nation of Italy—it is essentially a [[InspiredBy fictional retelling]] of how ordinary Italians saved over 40,000 Jews (Italian and otherwise) from being sent to the camps by the Nazis. However, as this is set during World War II, this heroism comes at a massive personal cost to every named character.
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The overall story manages to be a {{Tearjerker}}, CrowningMomentOfAwesome, TearJerker, SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome, and CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}} for the entire nation of Italy—it is essentially a [[InspiredBy fictional retelling]] of how ordinary Italians saved over 40,000 Jews (Italian and otherwise) from being sent to the camps by the Nazis. However, as this is set during World War II, this heroism comes at a massive personal cost to every named character.

* [[BadassGrandpa Badass Grandma]]: Lidia Leoni, full stop.
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* [[BadassGrandpa Badass Grandma]]: {{Badass Grand|pa}}ma: Lidia Leoni, full stop.

* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Lidia Leoni]]
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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Lidia Leoni]]Leoni.]]

* MagneticHero: Renzo
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* MagneticHero: RenzoRenzo.

* NotNowBernard: A blackly comic version. [[spoiler:While Lidia, Rabbi Soncini and Renzo talk about the danger of allowing Jews to go to Yom Kippur services, they keep shushing Angelo, who desperately wants to show the adults what he found in the street. He had found a woman's thumb, complete with freshly applied nail polish.]]
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* NotNowBernard: NotNowKiddo: A blackly comic version. [[spoiler:While Lidia, Rabbi Soncini and Renzo talk about the danger of allowing Jews to go to Yom Kippur services, they keep shushing Angelo, who desperately wants to show the adults what he found in the street. He had found a woman's thumb, complete with freshly applied nail polish.]]

* [[SuicideByCop Suicide by Angry Lynch Mob]]: [[spoiler:Renzo]]
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* [[SuicideByCop Suicide by Angry Lynch Mob]]: [[spoiler:Renzo]][[spoiler:Renzo.]]
25th Jan '14 1:27:29 PM LongLiveHumour
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''A Thread of Grace'' is the third novel by Creator/MaryDoriaRussell, best known for her ScienceFiction work ''Literature/TheSparrow''. Instead of a distant planet, this story is set in WorldWarII Italy during the months between Italy's official surrender and the end of the war in Europe.
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''A Thread of Grace'' is the third novel by Creator/MaryDoriaRussell, best known for her ScienceFiction work ''Literature/TheSparrow''. Instead of a distant planet, this story is set in WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Italy during the months between Italy's official surrender and the end of the war in Europe.

* WorldWarII
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* WorldWarIIUsefulNotes/WorldWarII
22nd Feb '13 7:07:47 AM Arha
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Dead Little Sister was renamed. Check to see if the example actually fits before readding.
* DeadLittleSister: Altira for Angelo, Irmgard for Werner.
15th Jan '13 1:17:43 PM Xtifr
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''A Thread of Grace'' is the third novel by Mary Doria Russell, best known for her ScienceFiction work ''TheSparrow''. Instead of a distant planet, this story is set in WorldWarII Italy during the months between Italy's official surrender and the end of the war in Europe.
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''A Thread of Grace'' is the third novel by Mary Doria Russell, Creator/MaryDoriaRussell, best known for her ScienceFiction work ''TheSparrow''.''Literature/TheSparrow''. Instead of a distant planet, this story is set in WorldWarII Italy during the months between Italy's official surrender and the end of the war in Europe.
28th Nov '12 8:26:01 PM lrrose
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Misuse. From Bad To Worse - formerly It Got Worse - is the event that pushes things off the edge.
* ItGotWorse: The closer the Nazis are to defeat, the more violent and deadly they become.
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