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Smith, Sandra 1949-

Overview
Works: 32 works in 143 publications in 3 languages and 11,754 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Short stories  Records and correspondence  Short stories, French  Biography  Fictional autobiographies  Historical fiction  Juvenile works  War stories 
Roles: Translator, Illustrator, Author
Classifications: PQ2627.E4, 843.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sandra Smith
Suite française by Irène Némirovsky( Book )

32 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,924 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 2,070 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 )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lost masterpiece of French literature, this epic novel of life under Nazi occupation was discovered 62 years after the author's tragic death at Auschwitz. Originally intended to be in five parts, the two that form this work are complete in themselves. Part One, "A storm in June," is set in the chaos and mayhem of the massive 1940 exodus from Paris on the eve of the Nazi invasion. Part Two, "Dolce," opens in the provincial town of Bussy during the first influx of German soldiers. Each part features a rich cast of characters--people who never should have met, but come to form ambiguous relationships as they are forced to endure circumstances beyond their control
David Golder ; The ball ; Snow in autumn ; The Courilof affair by Irène Némirovsky( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 870 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 )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 731 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 fires of Autumn by Irène Némirovsky( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After four years of bloody warfare Bernard Jacquelain returns from the trenches a changed man. No more the naive hopes and dreams of the teenager who went to war. Attracted by the lure of money and success, Bernard embarks on a life of luxuriant delinquency supported by suspect financial dealings and easy virtue."
The wine of solitude by Irène Némirovsky( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 455 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."--Page 4 of cover
Jezebel by Irène Némirovsky( Book )

7 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in English and held by 393 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
Selected tales of Guy de Maupassant by Guy de Maupassant( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories by one of the masters of French literature
Le bal ; and, Snow in autumn by Irène Némirovsky( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Bal is a sharp, brittle story of a girl who sets out to ruin the mother she hates. Snow in Autumn pays homage to Nm̌irowsky's beloved Chekhow and chronicles the life of a devoted servant following her masters as they flee Revolutionary Moscow and emigrate to a life of hardship in Paris
But you did not come back by Marceline Loridan( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An activist and documentary filmmaker, who was arrested in occupied France at the age of fifteen, presents this deeply personal account of her experiences during the Holocaust and the death of her father in a concentration camp that overshadowed her whole life
David Golder by Irène Némirovsky( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and French and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aging businessman who is starting to lose his empire and his family tries to decide between altruism and revenge
Firebrand, push your hair out of your eyes by Natalie Scott( Book )

3 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 98 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 )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young clerk in Algiers dispassionately relates the personal events of his life
The misunderstanding by Irène Némirovsky( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yves Harteloup is a disappointed young man, scarred by the war. He returns for the summer to the rich, comfortable Atlantic resort of Hendaye, where he spent blissful childhood holidays. There he becomes infatuated by a beautiful, bored young woman, Denise, whose rich husband is often away on business. Intoxicated by summer nights and Yves' intensity, Denise falls passionately in love, before the idyll has to end and Yves must return to his mundane office job. In the mournful Paris autumn their love founders on mutual misunderstanding and Denise is driven mad with desire and jealous suspicion until, acting on her sophisticated mother's advice, she takes action...which she may regret forever
L'étranger by Albert Camus( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 48 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 outsider by Albert Camus( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach, Camus explored what he termed "the nakedness of man faced with the absurd." First published in 1946; now in a new translation by Matthew Ward
The Courilof affair by Irène Némirovsky( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 34 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 20 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
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 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Fire in the bloodSuite française [a novel]David Golder ; The ball ; Snow in autumn ; The Courilof affairAll our worldly goodsJezebelLe bal ; and, Snow in autumnDavid GolderThe Courilof affairAll our worldly goods