Irene Nemirovsky died in
Auschwitzconcentration camp along with perhaps over a million others. She was from an enormously wealthy Jewish-Russian family that had to flee to during the 1917 Russian Revolution. A celebrated author and mother of two, Nemirovlsky converted toCatholicism yet her Jewish heritage was the cause of her death. France
Beforethe war she had attended the Sorbonne and begun writing at the age of 18. She married a Jewish banker and had twochildren and she continued as a successful writer with several of her booksadapted as movies and a play.
Fiveyears after her death, All Our WorldlyGoods was published. It is a beautifulstory of love between a man and women from different classes who go against theirparent’s wishes and marry. The wealthy demandingpatriarch makes life difficult for this couple who won’t deny their love inspite of his demands. We follow thiscouple through the first World War and then suffer the horror of it happeningall over again for their children as Hitler comes to power. All OurWorldly Goods is a lovely story of the resilience of the human spirit when thepower of love exits between two people. Another recent addition to our collection is The Mirador: Dreamed Memories of Irene Nemirovsky By Her Daughter.