Everything you need to understand or teach Suite Francaise by Irène Némirovsky.
An unfinished novel by a brilliant author, Suite Française is written by Irene Nemirovsky about a period of history of which she, herself, will become a victim. As the German occupation of France develops, so does Suite Francaise, a novel planned to be divided into five parts, three of which are never completed.
Irene Nemirovsky is born in the Ukraine, but lives and successfully writes in Paris as a young adult. Jewish by birth, she converts with her husband to Catholicism, and plans to raise their two small daughters as Catholics. Nemirovsky's description of Paris in June in the first part of the book, entitled "The Storm," is unforgettably poignant and rich. The irony of the Nazi invasion of France in a particularly fragrant and balmy springtime is stark and realistic. The simple lives of Parisians have already been transformed by the sounds of sirens and the...
Suite Française Lesson Plans contain 155 pages of teaching material, including: