Book List:15 titles
  • This panoramic exploration of French life between the wars reads like a prequel to Irène Némirovsky’s international bestseller "Suite Française." At the end of the First World War, Bernard Jacquelain returns from the trenches a changed man...


  • In haunting ways, this gorgeous novel prefigures Irène Némirovsky’s masterpieceSuite Française. Set in France between 1910 and 1940 and first published in France in 1947, five years after the author’s death, All Our Worldly Goods is a grippi...


  • Irène Némirovsky Le Pion sur l’échiquier Set in France during the economic crisis of the nineteen-thirties, Le Pion sur l’échiquier is an unflinching portrait of a man for whom life has lost all meaning. Son of a dying steel magnate whose inv...


  • Yves Harteloup is a disappointed young man, old money fallen on hard times, who returns for the summer to the rich, comfortable Atlantic resort of Hendaye, where he spent idyllic childhood holidays. He becomes infatuated by a beautiful young woman, D...


  • Introspective and poignant, The Wine of Solitude is the most autobiographical of all of the novels from the celebrated author of Suite Française. Beginning in a fictionalized Kiev, The Wine of Solitude follows the Karol family through the Great ...


  • A stunning novel about mothers and daughters, about vengeance, and an aging, still beautiful woman on trial for shooting her lover. In a French courtroom, the trial of a woman is taking place. Gladys Eysenach is no longer young, but she remains s...


  • Written between 1934 and 1942, these ten gem-like stories mine the same terrain of Nmirovsky's bestselling novel Suite Franaise: a keen eye for the details of social class; the tensions between mothers and daughters, husbands and wives; the manners...


  • A wonderful, panoramic novel and an achingly poignant love story that goes back to Irène Némirovsky's roots, from the bestselling author of Suite Française.Ada grows up motherless in the Jewish pogroms of a Ukrainian city in the early years of the...


  • In 1903 Léon M–a devout terrorist–is given the responsibility by the Revolutionary Committee of publicly “liquidating” Valerian Alexandrovitch Courilof, a notoriously brutal and cold-blooded minister. Posing as his newly appointed personal p...






  • All Our Worldly Goods reads like a prequel to Suite Française, but is a perfect novel in its own right. In haunting ways, this compelling novel prefigures Suite Française and some of the themes of Némirovsky’s great unfinished sequence of novels...


  • (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)Readers everywhere were introduced to the work of Irène Némirovsky through the publication of her long-lost masterpiece, Suite Française. But Suite Française was only the coda to the brief yet remarkably prol...


  • Le Bal is a penetrating and incisive book set in early twentieth century France. At its heart is the tension between mother and daughter. The nouveau-riche Kampfs, desperate to become members of the social elite, decide to throw a ball to launch them...


  • Written in 1941, the manuscript of Fire in the Blood was entrusted in pieces to family and a friend when the author was sent to her death at Auschwitz. The novel--only now assembled in its entirety--teems with the intertwined lives of an insular Fren...


  • In 1929, 26-year-old Irène Némirovsky shot to fame in France with the publication of her first novel David Golder. At the time, only the most prescient would have predicted the events that led to her extraordinary final novel Suite Française and h...


  • Beginning in Paris on the eve of the Nazi occupation in 1940. Suite Francaise 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:...