Tuesday, April 24, 2012

All Our Worldly Goods by Irene Nemirovsky

First sentence:

"They were together, so they were happy."


"Set in France between 1910 and 1940--and first published 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 Pierre and Agnes marry for love against the wishes of his parents and his grandfather, the tyrannical family patriarch. Their marriage provokes a family feud that cascades down the generations. This Brilliant novel is full of drama, heartbreak, and the telling observations that have made Nemirovsky's work so beloved and admired." -- from the back cover

My thoughts:

This was a moving story about love and courage which repeats down the generations. It was also about tradition and change and how holding on too tight often leads to loss.

Date read: 4/23/2012
Book #: 18
Challenge: A-Z Challenge 2012, New Author Challenge 2012
Rating: 3*/5 = good
Genre: Fiction

ISBN-10: 0307743292
ISBN-13: 9780307743299
Publisher: Vintage International
Year: 1947, 2008 (Translation)
# of pages: 264
Binding: Trade Paperback
LibraryThing page

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