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Fire In The Hills by Donna Jo Napoli
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Fire In The Hills (2006)

by Donna Jo Napoli

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Roberto is back in Italy at last. His journey has been long and painful since he escaped from the Nazi labor camp in Eastern Europe. Now the Allies are forcing the Nazis north, and life has never been more dangerous for the Italians. Only the partigiani, small bands of resistance fighters, bring them hope. Roberto joins them, carrying secret messages and smuggling guns. But he’ll be tortured and killed if he is caught. All he wants is to survive to see his family and Venice again.

The incomparable Donna Jo Napoli has written a heart-wrenching, triumphant successor to Stones in Water, which garnered rave reviews and numerous awards.

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Upon returning to Italy, fourteen-year-old Roberto struggles to survive, first on his own, then as a member of the resistance, fighting against the Nazi occupiers while yearning to reach home safely and for an end to the war.

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