In the Company of Angels
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: May 2014
Duration: 4 hours 59 minutes
Scented by chocolate and haunted by war, this compelling novel of dark miracles and angelic visitations offers up a distinctly imaginative tale.
Marie Claire is a young French Jew in a Nazi-occupied Belgian town, where she is cared for by her grandmother, who cultivates flowers. A shattering of glass, and Marie Claire’s village is in rubble. Her grandmother is dead—everyone is dead. She flees to the root cellar of the house and waits.
Eventually she is rescued by two nuns working for the Resistance, who take her to their convent near a town where small miracles and strange visions are simply a part of life.
“To read Kelby’s novel is, in its own words, to ‘fall into a dream, a flying dream.’ And to paraphrase and summarize such fine-spun fiction must inevitably be as inadequate as any attempt to retell your most amazing dream the morning after.”—New York Times Book Review