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Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky
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May 07, 10

really liked it
bookshelves: historical, romance


The book begins on the evening before the Nazi occupation in Paris, 1940 and it tells the story of several different people who are affected by the occupation, including the German soldiers. It is not your typical holocaust novel which focuses on the concentration camps. It is unique in it's portrayal of German soldiers as men who have families waiting for them back home, who had jobs and normal lives before the war, who are in a war not of their choosing. It tells of the women in France, married or single, who are left to survive while the men (husbands, boyfriends, fathers) have gone off to fight Germany.

In my opinion, it read like a classic. It was thought provoking and beautifully written.

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