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Miracle at St. Anna
Miracle at St Anna
Author: James McBride
James McBride's powerful memoir, The Color of Water, was a publishing phenomenon, spending more than two years on the New York Times bestsellers list and becoming required reading in high schools and colleges across the country. Now, in his long-awaited second book, McBride turns his highly acclaimed talent as a storyteller to fic...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781573222129
ISBN-10: 1573222127
Publication Date: 1/28/2002
Pages: 271
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 24 ratings
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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keywestlori avatar reviewed Miracle at St. Anna on + 33 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I discovered what the buffalo soldiers were about in the war and this tender story touched my heart.
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Helpful Score: 3
Surprisingly touching. Those with a fondness for alternate stories of WWII, those that concern things other than Pearl Harbor or the Holocaust, will find this interesting, with mostly well-developed characters and a current of mystery running throughout.
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Helpful Score: 1
I though the book looked good, and told my highschool son(who I am having a hard time to get to read lately) to at least read the first chapter, and he was hooked, and didn't put it down until he read the whole book. There is some offensive language, but that is how they talked.

From the inside Jacket: Inspired by a historical incident that took place in the village of St. Anna di Stazzema in Tuscany and by the experiences of the famed Buffalo Soldiers of the 92cd Division in Italy during World War II, Miracle at St. Anna is a singular evocation of war, cruelty, passion, heroism, and love. It is the story of four American soldiers, the villagers among whom they take refuge, a band of partisans, and an Italian boy, all of whom encounter a miracle_though perhaps the true miracle lies in themselves.
Traversing class, race and geography, Miracle at St. Anna is above all a hymn to the brotherhood of man and the power to do good that lives in each of us. IT reveals a little-known but fascinating moment in history through the eyes and imagination of a gifted writer. Like The Color of Water, James McBride's stunning first novel will change the way we perceive ourselves and the world.
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Moving and touching World War II novel.
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Amazing read - would strongly encourage anyone with an interest in WWII to read.
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Based on a true story I really enjoyed this war story set in Italy.
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I enjoyed this story so much. I really did not know where it was going to lead, but it kept me reading. The end was bitter sweet but a miracle indeed. I normally do not read alot about wars and soldiers but I encourage others to enjoy it as I did.


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