Irene Nemirovsky’s All Our Worldly Goods exudes a sense of humanity.
Read the book synopsis for All Our Worldly Goods .
They were together, so they were happy. Even though the watchful family slipped between them, separating them gently but firmly, the young man and woman knew they were near one another; nothing else mattered.
These are actually the opening two sentences, and I think they are just perfect. It’s brimming with hope and simplicity!
As with all other titles by Nemirovsky I’ve read thus far (Suite Francaise, The Courilof Affair, David Golder) the language is exquisite without being self-indulgent – again much credit to translator Sandra Smith.
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Just do the following: Grab your current read, open to a random page and share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.
Looking forward to reading your teasers!