We didn't know very much about Ir√®ne N√©mirovsky before her posthumous novel Suite Francaise was published recently. An √©migr√© to Paris, N√©mirovsky achieved fame at 26 with her first novel David Gelder, but the book was reviled by many, who found its clich√©d depiction of the Jewish protagonist anti-Semitic. The author later turned on her debut novel, but many found her disavowal ‚ÄĒ in the wake of her conversion to Catholicism ‚ÄĒ unconvincing. N√©mirovsky died in Auschwitz at the age of 39, leaving behind a controversial legacy and this haunting, newly-discovered portrait of occupied France. [Obit]