The author of the classic The Color of Water - the international bestseller with more than a million and a quarter copies sold in the United States alone - returns with a remarkable and unforgettable novel about war, the bonds of love, and redemption.
Based on the historical incident of an unspeakable massacre at the site of Sant'Anna Di Stazzema, a small village in Tuscany, and on the experiences of the famed Buffalo soldiers from the 92nd Division in Italy during World War II, MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA is a singular evocation of war, cruelty, passion, and heroism. It is the story of four American Negro soldiers, a band of partisans, and an Italian boy who 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.
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'A searingly, soaringly beautiful book' -- Baltimore Sun 'A brutal and moving first novel!McBride's heart is on its sleeve, but these days it looks just right' -- Kirkus Reviews 'A mesmerising read that counterpoints the horror of war with man's capacity for love' -- Publishing News 'Excellent first novel' -- The Sunday Telegraph 'McBride is realistic about racial prejudice and explicit about the dreadfulness of all fighting, but still hints at the possiblity of justice. He offers hope. This war story, full of action, suffering, disgust and melodrama is also a sermon, preaching that the human spirit can defeat adversity and that love transcends evil' -- The Sunday Telegraph 'War, cruelty, passion, heroism and race crammed into one lyrical tale' -- The List Glasgow 'A powerful and emotional novel' -- Publishers Weekly
About James McBride
James McBride is an award-winning writer and musician. He has been a staff writer for the Washington Post, People magazine, and the Boston Globe. His memoir and tribute to his mother, The Color of Water, spent more than two years on the New York Times bestseller list, was published worldwide, and was the winner of the prestigious Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. As a composer, he won the American Music Theater Festival's Stephen Sondheim Award for his jazz/pop musical Bobos, and has composed songs for Anita Baker, Grover Washington Jr., and Gary Burton. A jazz saxophonist, he has performed with Rachelle Farrell and with legendary jazz performer Little Jimmy Scott. He lives in Pennsylvania.
Miracle at St.Anna by James McBride
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