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Irene Nemirovsky

Irène Némirovsky was born in Kiev in 1903 into a successful banking family. Trapped in Moscow by the Russian Revolution, she and her family fled first to a village in Finland, and eventually to France, where she attended the Sorbonne.

Irène Némirovsky achieved early success as a writer: her first novel, David Golder, published when she was twenty-six, was a sensation. By 1937 she had published nine further books and David Golder had been made into a film; she and her husband Michel Epstein, a bank executive, moved in fashionable social circles.

When the Germans occupied France in 1940, she moved...

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All Our Worldly Goods
Written by Irene Nemirovsky
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 2011
$14.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-74329-9 (0-307-74329-2)

In haunting ways, this gorgeous novel prefigures Irène Némirovsky’s masterpiece Suite 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 gripping story of war, family life and star-crossed lovers. Pierre and Agnes marry... Read more

David Golder, The Ball, Snow in Autumn, The Courilof Affair
Written by Irene Nemirovsky, Translated by Sandra Smith, Introduction by Claire Messud
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | January 2008
$25.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-26708-5 (0-307-26708-3)

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 prolific career of this nearly forgotten, magnificent novelist. Here in one volume are four of Némirovsky’s other novels–all of them...

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Dimanche and Other Stories
Written by Irene Nemirovsky
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 2010
$15.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-47636-4 (0-307-47636-7)

A never-before-translated collection by the bestselling author of Suite Française

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

Fire in the Blood
Written by Irene Nemirovsky
Vintage | Trade Paperback | July 2008
$12.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-38800-1 (0-307-38800-X)

From the celebrated author of the international bestseller Suite Française, a newly discovered novel, a story of passion and long-kept secrets, set against the background of a rural French village in the years before World War II.Written in 1941, Fire in the Blood – only now assembled in its entirety –... Read more

The Fires of Autumn
Written by Irene Nemirovsky, Translated by Sandra Smith
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 2015
$15.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-1-101-87227-7 (1-101-87227-6)

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. Broken by the unspeakable horrors he has witnessed, he becomes addicted to the... Read more

Written by Irene Nemirovsky
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 2012
$14.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-74546-0 (0-307-74546-5)

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 striking, elegant, cold. She is accused of shooting dead her... Read more

Suite Francaise
Written by Irene Nemirovsky
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 2007
$16.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-9627-5 (1-4000-9627-8)

Beginning in Paris on the eve of the Nazi occupation in 1940. Suite Française 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: a wealthy mother searches for sweets in a town without... Read more

The Wine of Solitude
Written by Irene Nemirovsky, Translated by Sandra Smith
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 2012
$15.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-74548-4 (0-307-74548-1)

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 War and the Russian Revolution, as the young Hélène grows from a dreamy... Read more