An excellent review for the Vintage Original paperback All Our Worldly Goods, by Irène Némirovsky, appeared in the Sunday, September 30th edition of The New York Times Book Review. In her review, critic Liesl Schillinger calls the novel “stately, tender and wry,” and praises the way that “Sandra Smith’s pliant English translation conveys Némirovsky’s rich, cinematic vision, which embeds observation of the workings of comfortable French country life in a matter-of-fact narration that recalls the detached, unjudgmental style of Joseph Roth or Marguerite Duras.” Click here to read the complete review.
Set in France between 1910 and 1940 and first published in France in 1947, five years after the author’s death, All Our Worldly Goods is a gripping story of war, family life and star-crossed lovers. In haunting ways, this gorgeous novel prefigures Irène Némirovsky’s masterpiece Suite Française.
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