Suite Française

Suite Française

Audiobook CD - 2006
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Life and death in occupied France during World War II.
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : HighBridge, p2006.
ISBN: 9781598870206
1598870203
Characteristics: 11 sound discs (ca. 13.25 hours) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Rosenblat, Barbara
Oreskes, Daniel

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Sep 30, 2016

There is no doubt that Némirovsky was an excellent writer. Her descriptions are so rich. However, her characters are all very unsympathetic, particularity in "A Storm in June." In terms of the audio, I preferred the voice of Barbara Rosenblat, who read "Dolce."

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IV27HUjg
Mar 08, 2015

Part of this I liked - depiction of younger German soldiers had a different aspect than all previous reads. Otherwise, didn't really care for the author.

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AQUILEA777
May 16, 2012

A remarkable tapestry of French lives in 1940-41, written as events were unfolding. The authoress' own fate was just as ironic -- see Wikipedia.

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notTom Dec 16, 2010

Originally intended to be a five-part cycle about life in Nazi-occupied France during World War II, Suite Française consists of the first two parts. The first, entitled “Storm in June”, focuses on chaotic life in Paris just before the imminent Nazi invasion in 1940, while the second, “Dolce”, chronicles French village life under the ensuing German occupation. Sadly, Némirovsky never completed the other three parts of her work, as she was sent to Auschwitz because of her Jewish heritage and died there in July 1942.

Newly discovered and published more than 60 years after it was written, Suite Française stands as an elegant, yet tragic, reminder that life can deliver both beauty and pain amidst the uncertainty of troubled times.

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