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Smith, Sandra 1949-

Overview
Works: 36 works in 165 publications in 3 languages and 12,908 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Short stories  Romance fiction  Records and correspondence  Biography  Short stories, French  Drama  Action and adventure fiction  Fictional autobiographies 
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 )

34 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,921 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 2,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the center of the tale is Silvio, who in his younger years fled the boredom of the village for travel and adventure, returns to live in a farmer's hovel in the middle of the woods. Much to his family's dismay, Silvio is content with his solitude. But when he attends the wedding of his favorite young cousin, Silvio begins to be drawn back into the complicated life of this small town. As the narration unfolds, we are given an intimate picture of the loves and infidelities, the scandals, the youthful ardor and regrets of age that tie Silvio to the long-guarded secrets of the past
Suite française [a novel] by Irène Némirovsky( Recording )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 906 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 )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 869 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 )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 728 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
Happy people read & drink coffee by Agnès Martin-Lugand( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diane is the owner of Happy People Read and Drink Coffee, a literary café in Paris. When her husband and daughter die in a car accident, her life is overturned and the world as she knows it instantly disappears. Trapped by her memories, she moves to a small town on the Irish coast. There she falls into a surprising and tumultuous romance with Edward, a taciturn photographer who lives next door
The fires of Autumn by Irène Némirovsky( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 513 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 )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 445 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
But you did not come back by Marceline Loridan( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 401 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
Jezebel by Irène Némirovsky( Book )

7 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in English and held by 391 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 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents thirty short stories by nineteenth-century French author Guy de Maupassant in translation, covering subjects such as murder, adultery, war, and everyday activities such as eating and drinking
Le bal ; and, Snow in autumn by Irène Némirovsky( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 281 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
David Golder by Irène Némirovsky( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and French and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aging businessman who is starting to lose his empire and his family tries to decide between altruism and revenge
The stranger : based on the novel by Albert Camus by Jacques Ferrandez( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The day his mother dies, Meursault notices that it is very hot on the bus that is taking him from Algiers to the retirement home where his mother lived; so hot that he falls asleep. Later, while waiting for the wake to begin, the harsh electric lights in the room make him extremely uncomfortable, so he gratefully accepts the coffee the caretaker offers him and smokes a cigarette. The same burning sun that so oppresses him during the funeral walk will once again blind the calm, reserved Meursault as he walks along a deserted beach a few days later--leading him to commit an irreparable act
Firebrand, push your hair out of your eyes by Natalie Scott( Book )

4 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little girl refused to push the hair out of her eyes until she discovered she missed seeing many things
L'étranger by Albert Camus( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 91 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
Happy people read & drink coffee : a novel by Agnès Martin-Lugand( Recording )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After suffering a deeply tragic personal loss, the owner of a cozy book cafe in Paris moves to a small Irish coastal town where she finds herself at odds with the abrasive and unwelcoming, but handsome, photographer next door
The outsider by Albert Camus( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young clerk in Algiers dispassionately relates the personal events of his life
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
 
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Suite française
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English (133)

Spanish (1)

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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 affair