Miracle at St. Anna

Version: Unabridged
Author: James McBride
Narrator: Wendell Pierce
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Historical Fiction
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Published In: February 2002
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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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 92nd Division in Italy during World War 11, 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 our world.

Reviews (1)

Miracle at St. Anna

Written by Anonymous from Parker, CO on September 30th, 2004

  • Book Rating: 4/5

A must read for World War II buffs. This story is built around a true but little known event from WWII. The book with its horrors of war is at times hard to listen to, but is a true testimonial to the human sprit.

Author Details

Author Details

McBride, James

James McBride is the author of the award-winning "New York Times" bestseller, "The Color of Water," A former reporter for "The Washington Post"and "People" magazine, McBride holds a Masters degree in journalism from Columbia University and a B.A. from Oberlin College.