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Shadows of a Childhood: A Novel of War and Friendship
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher New Pr
Publication date March 1, 1998
Pages 138
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781565843882
ISBN-10 1565843886
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $23.00
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Summary
In her first novel to appear in English, the late French writer offers a fictionalized account of her search for the truth behind the disappearance of her mother, a writer who was sent to Auschwitz when the author was five.
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Irène Némirovsky’s posthumous Suite Française has become a publishing phenomenon, selling more than half a million copies since its publication in 2006. As those who know it are keenly aware, Némirovsky was killed by the Nazis before she had a chance to write the last three sections of what she intended to be a five-part work. As Claire Messud wrote in Bookforum, Némirovsky’s “hope in the midst of hopelessness . . . is a rare gift.”

As they were being deported to concentration camps, Némirovsky and her husband, like so many other German Jews, sent their two young daughters, then five and seven, to live under assumed identities—in this case in a Catholic boarding school in the south of France—which enabled them to survive the war. The younger daughter, Elisabeth Gille, became a well-known French publisher, and chronicled her wartime experiences in her own novel, Shadows of a Childhood.

Originally published long before the manuscript of Suite Française was discovered, Shadows of a Childhood is now available for Némirovsky fans who want to know more about the circumstances of her death and her daughters’ survival. Gille’s haunting novel is a moving sequel to her mother’s masterpiece and an important part of an extraordinary family’s literary legacy.




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from New Pr (March 1, 1998)
9781565843882 | details & prices | 138 pages | 6.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $23.00
About: The late French writer offers a fictionalized account of her search for the truth behind the disappearance of her mother, a writer who was sent to Auschwitz when the author was five
Paperback
Book cover for 9780039220624 Book cover for 9780131898127 Book cover for 9781565845282 Book cover for 9781595583567
 
from New Pr (April 1, 2008)
9781595583567 | details & prices | 138 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.38 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Irène Némirovsky’s posthumous Suite Française has become a publishing phenomenon, selling more than half a million copies since its publication in 2006.
from New Pr (June 1, 1999)
9781565845282 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $12.95
With Dennis J. Sporre | 3 sub edition from Prentice Hall (January 1, 1993); titled "The Creative Impulse: An Introduction to the Arts"
9780131898127 | details & prices | 8.75 × 11.25 × 0.75 in. | 2.65 lbs | List price $51.00
This edition also contains The Creative Impulse: An Introduction to the Arts
About: Traces the history of the arts through the centuries, discussing developments in painting, sculpture, music, dance, theater, architecture, and literature
With Lorna Plunkett | from Harcourt Brace (December 1, 1988); titled "Procedures for the Medical Secretary"
9780039220624 | details & prices | List price $24.95
This edition also contains Procedures for the Medical Secretary

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