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Smith, Sandra 1949-

Overview
Works: 26 works in 109 publications in 3 languages and 10,242 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Records and correspondence  Love stories  Autobiographical fiction  Juvenile works  Historical fiction  War stories 
Roles: Translator, Illustrator
Classifications: PQ2627.E4, 843.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sandra Smith
Suite française by Irène Némirovsky ( Book )
24 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 3,896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[In this novel], "A Storm in June," is set in the chaos of the tumultuous exodus from Paris on the eve of the Nazi invasion. As the German army approaches, Parisians seize what belongings they can and flee the city, the wealthy and the poor alike searching for means to escape. Thrown together under circumstances beyond their control, a group of families and individuals with nothing in common but the harsh demands of survival find themselves facing the annihilation of their world, and human nature is revealed for what it is - sometimes tender, sometimes terrifying ... "Dolce," is set in a German-occupied village near Paris, where, riven by jealousy and resentment, resistance and collaboration, the lives of the townspeople reveal nothing less than the essence of the French identity. The delicate, secret love affair between a German soldier and the French woman in whose house he has been billeted plays out dangerously against the background of Occupation.-Dust jacket
Fire in the blood by Irène Némirovsky ( Book )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 2,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"An old man looks back on a chequered life with secret regrets, concealing a truth he will not reveal until the end. Fire in the Blood is a small and beautiful chamber piece which starts quietly, lyrically, but then races away with revelations and narrative twists in a story about young women forced into marriages with old men, about mothers and daughters, stepmothers and stepdaughters, youthful passions and the regrets of old age, about peasant communities and the way they hide their secrets. Némirovsky looks at her characters, both young and old, with the same clear-eyed distance and humanity as she displayed in Suite Française, unpeeling layer after layer. Atmospheric and haunting as Embers and with the crystalline perfection of Chekhov, Fire in the Blood is a gripping literary find.. "--publisher's website
Suite française [a novel] by Irène Némirovsky ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novel about life and death in occupied France during World War II
David Golder ; The ball ; Snow in autumn ; The Courilof affair by Irène Némirovsky ( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of novels by the Russian-born author of Suite Française," who died in Auschwitz in 1942, features David Golder," a parable about greed and loneliness, as well as three novels available in English for the first time
All our worldly goods by Irène Némirovsky ( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pierre Hardelot breaks off his engagement to a wealthy heiress to marry Agnes Florent, the daughter of the local brewer, setting off a family feud which lasts for thirty years, as their village is first destroyed by World War I and then threatened again with the coming of World War II
The wine of solitude by Irène Némirovsky ( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"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, unhappy child into a strong willed young-woman. From the hot Kiev summers to the cruel winters of St Petersburg and eventually to springtime in Paris, the would-be writer Hélène blossoms, despite her mother's neglect, into a clear-eyed observer of the life around her. Here is a powerful tale of disillusionment--the story of an upbringing that produces a young woman as hard as a diamond, prepared to wreak a shattering revenge on her mother."--P. [4] of cover
Le bal ; and, Snow in autumn by Irène Némirovsky ( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
David Golder by Irène Némirovsky ( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and French and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An aging businessman who is starting to lose his empire and his family tries to decide between altruism and revenge
Jezebel by Irène Némirovsky ( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As Gladys Eysenach stands on trial for the murder of her much-younger lover, the details of her life begin to unfold, including an absent father, her turbulent relationship with her daughter, and her final irrevocable act
Firebrand, push your hair out of your eyes by Natalie Scott ( Book )
2 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A little girl refused to push the hair out of her eyes until she discovered she missed seeing many things
The outsider by Albert Camus ( Book )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'The sky seemed to rip apart from end to end to pour fire down upon me' Meursault will not conform. When his mother dies, he refuses to show his emotions simply to satisfy the expectations of others. And when he commits a random act of violence on a sun-drenched beach, his lack of remorse only compounds his guilt in the eyes of society and the law. Albert Camus' portrayal of a man confronting the absurdity of human life became a classic. Yet it is also a book filled with quiet joy in the physical world, and this new translation sensitively renders the subtleties and dreamlike atmosphere of The Outsider
The misunderstanding by Irène Némirovsky ( Book )
2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Yves Harteloup, scarred by the war, 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 blissful childhood holidays. He becomes infatuated by a beautiful, bored young woman, Denise, whose rich husband is often away on business
The Courilof affair by Irène Némirovsky ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1903 Lǒn 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 physician, Lǒn M is made privy to the inner world of Courilof - his failing health, his troubled domestic situation and, most importantly, the tyrannical grip that the Czar himself holds over all his ministers, forcing them to obey him or suffer the most deadly punishments
All our worldly goods by Irène Némirovsky ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pierre and Agnès are in love, but Pierre is engaged to someone else approved by his snobbish mother and the tyrannical family patriarch, the industrialist Julien Hardelot. Their love provokes a family feud which cascades down the generations. Even when war is imminent and Pierre is called up, the old man is unforgiving. Like Balzac or Galsworthy vividly chronicles the vicissitudes of a family, though on a tighter, more intimate scale. Full of drama and pathos, this is Némirovsky at the height of her powers. The exodus and flow of refugee humanity in both wars sets the stage for Suite Française; but this is Northern France, near the Somme, and the town of Saint-Elme is razed, along with the Hardelot factory and some of his fortune. Taut, evocative and beautifully paced, All Our Worldly Goods points up with heartbreaking, detailed clarity how history repeats itself, tragically, shockingly. It opens in the Edwardian era, on a fashionable Normandy beach, and ends with a changed world, under Nazi occupation
Fire in the blood by Irène Némirovsky ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a small French village in the years before the onset of World War II, Silvio, a middle-aged man enjoying his wine and his solitude, is drawn back into the life of his family and the village by the arrival of a cousin and the revelation of long-hidden secrets
Un libro per crescere : fiabe per i miei 4-5 anni by Anne-Marie Dalmais ( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Suite franȧise : a novel by Irn̈e Nm̌irovsky ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A story of life in France under the Nazi occupation includes two parts--"Storm in June," set amid the chaotic 1940 exodus from Paris, and "Dolce," set in a German-occupied village rife with resentment, resistance, and collaboration
La principessa, il gatto e la cerva e altre storie by Anne-Marie Dalmais ( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dogs and the wolves by Irène Némirovsky ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A wonderful, panoramic novel and an achingly poignant love story that goes back to Irene Memirovsky's roots, sweeping the reader from the Jewish quarter of a Ukrainian city in the early years of the twentieth century to Paris in the twenties and thirties and again in eastern Europe in a snowy winter on the eve of war
I nuovi vicini : una storia by Anne-Marie Dalmais ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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English (96)
Italian (6)
French (1)
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