Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky

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Suite française is the title of a planned sequence of five novels by Irène Némirovsky, a French writer of Ukrainian Jewish origin. In July 1942, having just completed the first two of the series, Némirovsky was arrested as a Jew and detained at Pithiviers and then Auschwitz, where she allegedly died of typhus, but was actually sent to the gas chambers by the Nazi regime. The notebook containing the two novels was preserved by her daughters but not examined until 1998. They were published in a single volume entitled Suite française in 2004.

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The 1597th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 5th on The 100 Best Books of the Decade(2000) (Times)
  2. - 31st on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)

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