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Suite Française: Dolce
Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat
Written by Irène Némirovsky
ESL English Listening :: Adult Literacy

In Dolce, a provincial village is occupied by German soldiers and the French locals must learn to coexist with the enemy—in their town, their homes, even in their hearts. It is the remarkable story of men and women thrown together in circumstances beyond their control where human folly surfaces in every imaginable way.

Irène Némirovsky planned SUITE FRANCAISE as a five-volume sequence about France during the Second World War. When she began working on Suite Française, she was already a highly successful writer living in Paris. She finished the first two books. But in 1942, because she was a Jew, she was arrested and deported to Auschwitz, where she died.

"This book moves me. The author beautifully depicts daily scenes in the lives of the conqueror and the conquered. She finds beauty and humor amidst the monumental losses of war."

"Irène Némirovsky was an amazing novelist. "Suite Française" is one of the most beautifully written books I've ever read."

""Know me, look at me. This is who I am. This is how I have lived, this is what I have loved. And you?"

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