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Mix Maupassant and Balzac,
This review is from: All Our Worldly Goods (Hardcover)
This book is one of Irene Nemirovsky's best, akin to a shorter version of her lamentably uncompleted "Suite Francaise." All human life is here, from the effects of petty family jealousies to the devastating impact of two World wars on a small community in Northern France. The author's style and subject matter remind me of the best of Maupassant and of Balzac.