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A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell
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Aug 27, 08

Read in August, 2008

I'm really enjoying this book... It's about Jewish refugees escaping to Italy through the northern border (think Alps) and the Italians who help them.

My favorite line, from chapter 1 that talks about the Italian government's indifference to the Nazi command to round up all the Jewish people in Italy:
"Artistically inefficient, they shuffle papers and announce that another permit, or a letter from Rome, or some new stamp is required before they can process such a request, and no one has been deported."

Artistically inefficient is still the case today! :-)
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