Set in a very difficult time, the German occupation of France in 1940, the author nevertheless finds such moments of beauty, love & redemption that her words enchant like sunlight on polished crystal or delicate birdsong wafting through an open window on a summer breeze. She creates surprising scenes and characters of such depth & complexity that they seem real and taking breaks from listening is like being separated from a loved one. I didn't want to stop.
The day to day scenes of village life, farm life and life in Paris are so vivid that they truly come to life and seem more like memories than the words of a book.
There have been so many stories about this period of human history, but Nemirovsky finds a completely different perspective by looking candidly through the eyes and hearts of the people who lived through them. So she takes us on a fresh journey of the human heart and a wonderful journey it is.
I feel so sad that Nemirovsky didn't get to complete the 4 or 5 novels she intended for this "suite".
I would have LOVED to read them ALL!
These audio versions are very well performed and I enjoyed every word!
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