Fire in the Blood

Fire in the Blood

Book - 2007
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From the author of the acclaimed and bestselling Suite Franaise comes a newly discovered, never-before-published novel--a story teeming with the life of a small French village in the years before World War II.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007
Edition: 1st North American ed
ISBN: 9780307267481
0307267482
9780307388001
Characteristics: [xi], 137 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Smith, Sandra 1949-

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fpsutka
Mar 26, 2016

I struggled through the first third of this novel then it improved so I did manage to finish it. I found it gloomy and depressing. I assume that it is a good depiction of French country folks' lives in the early 20th century. They didn't have a lot of fun!
It seems wasteful for the library to have eight copies of this book when other novels are disappearing from the shelves - one copy would be sufficient.

bmetcalf64 Feb 24, 2012

A gem of a novel. Perfect narrative symmetry, and delicious, evocative, and haunting prose. Reading i is like drinking a glass of very fine old wine.

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rgally
Feb 27, 2011

Calm and dispassionate Sylvio watches the passions around him and is stirred into remembering his own as a young man.

Worth a read - as are Nemirovsky's Suite Francaise and her other short novels like this one

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seaspirit
May 19, 2008

Simple premise, but wonderfully written. Great introduction to the French and English versions of the book. I couldn't help wondering at the end if the book would have been continued had the author survived. A lot is left to the imagination with the final sentence.

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