5 Fine Books You Missed (We Did)

So much text, so little TIME: catching up on great reads that we didn't review


IRENE NEMIROVSKY IN 1942 A Ukrainian Jew living in France was deported to Auschwitz, where she was executed. Six decades later, her daughters discovered among the papers she left behind the manuscript of an extraordinary unfinished novel: Suite Francaise. The book consists of two parts (Nemirovsky planned three more), the first following a handful of French families of different social classes through the crashing chaos of the retreat from Paris, the second set in the hushed, simmering hell of a small town under German occupation. It's a work of Proustian scope and delicacy, by turns funny and deeply moving,...

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