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Jezebel
by Irene Nemirovsky | Literature & Fiction
Registered by Nataliec7 of West Molesey, Surrey United Kingdom on 12/4/2014
Average 10 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Matty): travelling


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3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by Nataliec7 from West Molesey, Surrey United Kingdom on Thursday, December 04, 2014

This book has not been rated.

Bought from Library Sale.

Goodreads Blurb:
In a French courtroom, the trial of a woman is taking place. Gladys Eysenach is no longer young, but she is still beautiful, elegant, cold. She is accused of shooting dead her much-younger lover. As the witnesses take the stand and the case unfolds, Gladys relives fragments of her past: her childhood, her absent father, her marriage, her turbulent relationship with her daughter, her decline, and then the final irrevocable act. With the depth of insight and pitiless compassion we have come to expect from the author of Suite Française, Irène Némirovsky shows us the soul of a desperate woman obsessed with her lost youth.  


Journal Entry 2 by Nataliec7 at West Molesey, Surrey United Kingdom on Thursday, December 11, 2014

10 out of 10

I absolutely loved this book.
Its about a woman Gladys who is obsessed with her youth and her need to be a desirable woman. As the book progresses through the times and she ages,her attitude changes but age has it her main priority. Its amazing the lengths that this woman went to in order to maintain her youth and not age gracefully.
Although there are several other characters, you grow to focus solely on Gladys and how she is feeling. I felt sad that she had these thoughts and feelings that impacted her so hugely.
This book has left me wanted more from this author. A definate must read for me.

Reserved for women in Fiction VBB 


Journal Entry 3 by Nataliec7 at -- Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Friday, February 13, 2015

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Released 2 yrs ago (2/13/2015 UTC) at -- Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Hi There and welcome to bookcrossing!

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This is travelling to JudySlump612 as chosen from Women in Fiction VBB. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 4 by wingJudySlump612wing at Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Thursday, February 26, 2015

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Arrived here safely yesterday - thank you, Nataliec7! 


Journal Entry 5 by wingJudySlump612wing at Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Thursday, July 28, 2016

10 out of 10

What an amazing book! When I first started reading, I disliked Gladys so much because I disapproved of her values. But her story kept getting more impressive because of the skill with which Nemirovsky created her. I kept trying to come up with simple labels for Gladys. Is she a monster of selfishness and narcissism? Is she contemptible because she's so shallow? Is she a pathetic shell, dimly aware that's there's almost nothing and nobody underneath the carefully maintained facade? And I can think of some other possibilities, too. Nemirovsky has given us a very subtle, complex portrait, one of the most memorable and fascinating books I've ever read.

But that's just one person's opinion. Future readers, what do YOU think of this book?  


Journal Entry 6 by wingJudySlump612wing at a meetup, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Friday, July 29, 2016

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Released 1 yr ago (7/28/2016 UTC) at a meetup, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases

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Shared with one of those wonderful Winnipeg BookCrossers at a special potluck picnic on a perfect summer evening 


Journal Entry 7 by Matty at Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Sunday, July 31, 2016

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I picked this up from JudySlump612 at our Bookcrossers' picnic. I was so happy to meet more Bookcrossers from our neighbour country. Thank you so much for this book, it looks very intriguing! 


Journal Entry 8 by Matty at Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Monday, March 20, 2017

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A fantastic read! Sad and suspenseful ,I felt both pity and disgust for Gladys. I'd love to read more of Némirovsky's books.  


Journal Entry 9 by Matty at Mission Restaurant in Scottsdale, Arizona USA on Monday, March 20, 2017

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Released 6 mos ago (3/21/2017 UTC) at Mission Restaurant in Scottsdale, Arizona USA

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I'll drop this off in Old Town Scottsdale when we go out for dinner. I hope it finds a new reader.  


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