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Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky
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Mar 31, 12

bookshelves: fiction, new-classics
Read from July 09 to 17, 2011

A harrowing opus without an ending. Nemirovsky's look at middle class culture throughout the invasion of France during World War II leaves a mark, despite the fact that she never got to finish her manuscript. The wide-ranging stories she tells, from the kindly couple who worry for their fighting son, to the hypocritical family leaving Paris and unwilling to understand war-time living, to the village invaded by German soldiers and the way allegiances spilt over time -- every character in this book fascinates, and every comment Nemirovsky makes about survival in a tough climate scathes.

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