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Suite Française - Irène Némirovsky, Sandra Smith
Suite Française
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Beginning in Paris on the eve of the Nazi occupation in 1940. Suite Française tells the remarkable story of men and women thrown together in circumstances beyond their control. As Parisians flee the city, human folly surfaces in every imaginable way: a wealthy mother searches for sweets in a town... show more
Beginning in Paris on the eve of the Nazi occupation in 1940. Suite Française tells the remarkable story of men and women thrown together in circumstances beyond their control. As Parisians flee the city, human folly surfaces in every imaginable way: a wealthy mother searches for sweets in a town without food; a couple is terrified at the thought of losing their jobs, even as their world begins to fall apart. Moving on to a provincial village now occupied by German soldiers, the locals must learn to coexist with the enemy—in their town, their homes, even in their hearts.When Irène Némirovsky began working on Suite Française, she was already a highly successful writer living in Paris. But she was also a Jew, and in 1942 she was arrested and deported to Auschwitz, where she died. For sixty-four years, this novel remained hidden and unknown.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781400096275 (1400096278)
ASIN: 1400096278
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 431
Edition language: English
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Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite
Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite rated it
5.0 Suite Française, by Irène Némirovsky
I had previously thought that John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces had the saddest publication history of any novel I’d ever read. Irène Némirovsky’s incomplete Suite Française, however, has an even more heartbreaking history. Némirovsky planned a five part novel about the French experience ...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
4.0 Suite Française
Assigning a rating and reviewing any book can be a difficult task. There's the subjectivity of it: a bad meal or the rebound from a really good read can harm any decent book. There's the pressure of knowing that while my opinion probably won't sink any author, it may be one of the many stones that e...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
3.5
The story of Irene Nemirovsky’s book is undoubtedly more famous than the unfinished book itself. This edition includes not only her notes (who would have thought, she felt the same way about the priest that I did?) but also correspondence from her and her family. In some ways, this inclusion of co...
DES
DES rated it
Good start, peters off in the middle. Characters very diverse and entertaining but too many to form in interest and stick with them.
rameau's ramblings
rameau's ramblings rated it
4.0 Ranskalainen sarja by Irène Némirowsky
I keep thinking about this but I really don't have anything to say. It's the author's last book written in the beginning of the Second World War before she was taken to Auschwitz where she and her husband died. If you're at all interested in the lives of the ordinary French under Nazi occupation, yo...
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