God Speed the Night

Dorothy Salisbury Davis

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I don’t usually read books set in WWII, and I don’t remember where I picked this one up. A short novel, 224 pages, it tells the story of a nun, Sister Gabrielle, who is impelled by compassion to take the place of a sick Jew, Rachel, so she can obtain the medical care she needs. When Rachel dies, Gabrielle continues to take her place until her husband can get over the border to freedom.

Her life in constant danger, Sister Gabrielle’s faith is tested as never before. The suspense is high, and the reader is never sure how the book will turn out until the last page. A strange and memorable character study.

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