New Fiction Titles on the New York Times Best Sellers List (4/30/06)
Fifty years after Irene Nemirovsky died in the Holocaust, her daughters finally released two novellas they had discovered in her papers. This unique and poignant legacy was first published last year in France and was a huge bestseller. Nemirovsky had emigrated as a child to Paris after the Russian Revolution and was living there with her own family when the Germans invaded in 1940. In the novellas she captures both the immediate moment and reflects on the historical truth of the terrible chaos that ended in her transportation to Auschwitz and death. For more on this new American bestseller check out this news article:
At #3 is Oakdale Confidential by Anonymous: the author is blogging discontent about lack of credit for this bestselling novelization of a TV soap mystery.