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Smith, Sandra 1949-

Works: 48 works in 217 publications in 3 languages and 13,519 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Romance fiction  Historical fiction  Records and correspondence  Domestic fiction  Biography  Fictional autobiographies  Short stories, French  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Translator, Illustrator, Author
Classifications: PQ2627.E4, 843.912
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sandra Smith
Suite française by Irène Némirovsky( Book )

42 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,903 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 )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,998 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 )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 892 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 852 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
Happy people read & drink coffee by Agnès Martin-Lugand( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 778 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
All our worldly goods by Irène Némirovsky( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 716 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 525 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."
But you did not come back by Marceline Loridan( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 490 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
The wine of solitude by Irène Némirovsky( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 448 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
The necklace and other stories : Maupassant for modern times by Guy de Maupassant( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jezebel by Irène Némirovsky( Book )

8 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a French courtroom, the trial of a woman is taking place. Gladys Eysenach is no longer young, but she is still beautiful, elegant, cold. She is accused of shooting dead her much-younger lover. As the witnesses take the stand and the case unfolds, Gladys relives fragments of her past: her childhood, her absent father, her marriage, her turbulent relationship with her daughter, her decline, and then the final irrevocable act
Le bal ; and, Snow in autumn by Irène Némirovsky( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Snow in autumn: Pays homage to Chekhov 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
The stranger : based on the novel by Albert Camus by Jacques Ferrandez( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 237 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
David Golder by Irène Némirovsky( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and French and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Golder is a superb creation. Born into poverty on the Black Sea, he has clawed his way to fabulous wealth by speculating on gold and oil. When the novel opens, he is at work in his magnificent Parisian apartment while his wife and beloved daughter, Joy, spend his money at their villa in Biarritz. But Golder's security is fragile. For years he has defended his business interests from cut-throat competitors. Now his health is beginning to show the strain. As his body betrays him, so too do his wife and child, leaving him to decide which to pursue: revenge or altruism?
Don't worry, life is easy by Agnès Martin-Lugand( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diane needs to start over again. After returning from Ireland and turning the page on her stormy relationship with Edward, the brooding Irish photographer, she is determined to rebuild her life in Paris with help from her best friend Félix. She focuses solely on getting her literary café back on track—until she meets Olivier
Happy people read & drink coffee : a novel by Agnès Martin-Lugand( Recording )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 104 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 )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 103 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
Firebrand, push your hair out of your eyes by Natalie Scott( Book )

4 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little girl refused to push the hair out of her eyes until she discovered she missed seeing many things
Pocahontas : princess of the new world by Loïc Locatelli-Kournwsky( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is 1607, and the life of Pocahontas, like the fate of the entire American continent, is about to change dramatically. With her great love of freedom, as well as her belief in understanding and tolerance between the two peoples, and by defying her father's taboos, Pocahontas forges a relationship with the British colonists who have just disembarked. She secretly provides them with food and saves the life of the handsome Captain Smith, and falls madly in love" --
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
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Suite française
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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 Golder