Books by Sandra Smith

HAPPY PEOPLE READ AND DRINK COFFEE by Agnes Martin-Lugand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2016

"Martin-Lugand's sparse but emotionally forceful style, aided by Smith's translation from the original French, catches the sweeter moments between two people embittered by loss."
After losing her husband and child in a car accident, the owner of a Parisian literary cafe moves to the Irish coast and falls in love with her neighbor in this uplifting travel fantasy. Read full book review >
THE FIRES OF AUTUMN by Irène Némirovsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2015

"One of Némirovsky's lesser works. All OurWorldly Goods (2011) covers the same period more successfully."
Another in a string of reissues of the work of the French novelist who died in Auschwitz in 1942, prompted by the discovery of her incomplete but widely acclaimed Suite Francaise; written during the same period just before her death, this multigenerational novel spans war and peace.Read full book review >
DAVID GOLDER, THE BALL, SNOW IN AUTUMN, THE COURILOF AFFAIR by Iréne Nèmirovsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 18, 2008

"While not all the pieces are of equal quality, the collection as a whole is further proof that its daring, protean author's wretched death was indeed a loss to literature."
Four works of fiction, three available in English for the first time, by the Russo-French author and Auschwitz victim whose fame was resurrected with the long-lost Suite Française (2006). Read full book review >
FIRE IN THE BLOOD by Iréne Nèmirovsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2007

"Neither a masterpiece nor a curiosity but an elegant expression of universal longings rooted in a specific milieu, provincial France, that's observed with a caustic brilliance."
Following the discovery and publication of the French novelist's Suite Française (2006), here's another lost work: a short elegiac novel about the brief yet passionate loves and infidelities of youth. Read full book review >
SUITE FRANÇAISE by Iréne Nèmirovsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2006

"A valuable window into the past, and the human psyche. This is important work."
Acclaimed in France and the U.K., here are two sections of a hugely ambitious novel about World War II France, plus authorial notes and correspondence; the remaining three sections were never written, for the already established Russo-French-Jewish author died at Auschwitz in 1942. Read full book review >