The book: Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky. Friday, June 27 at 6:00 p.m.
The dinner: French/German/American cuisine
Irène Némirovsky was a French novelist. She was born on February 11, 1903 in Kiev, Ukraine and tragically died on August 17, 1942 in Auschwitz, Poland.
Some quotes from the book:
“How sad the world is, so beautiful yet so absurd…”
“Paris had its sweetest smell, the smell of chestnut trees in bloom and of petrol with a few grains of dust that crack under your teeth like pepper. In the darknes the danger seemed to grow. You could smell the suffering in the air, in the silence. Everyone looked at their house and thought, “Tomorrow it will be in ruins, tomorrow I’l have nothing left.”