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Mary Doria Russell

Biography

Mary Doria Russell

Widely praised for meticulous research, fine prose and the compelling narrative drive of her stories, Mary Doria Russell is the award-winning author of six bestselling novels, including the science fiction classics THE SPARROW and CHILDREN OF GOD; the Pulitzer-nominated World War II thriller, A THREAD OF GRACE; and a political romance set in 1921 Cairo called DREAMERS OF THE DAY. With her latest novels, DOC and EPITAPH, Russell has redefined two towering figures of the American West: the lawman Wyatt Earp and the dental surgeon Doc Holliday. The daughter of a sheriff, Mary grew up with cops and guns but also holds a Ph.D. in biological anthropology from the University of Michigan and taught anatomy at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry.

Mary Doria Russell

Books by Mary Doria Russell

by Mary Doria Russell - Fiction, Historical Fiction

It is September 8, 1943, and fourteen-year-old Claudette Blum is learning Italian with a suitcase in her hand. She and her father are among the thousands of Jewish refugees scrambling over the Alps toward Italy, where they hope to be safe at last, now that the Italians have broken with Germany and made a separate peace with the Allies. The Blums will soon discover that Italy is anything but peaceful, as it becomes overnight an open battleground among the Nazis, the Allies, resistance fighters, Jews in hiding, and ordinary Italian civilians trying to survive.