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Sarah's Key - Tatiana de Rosnay
Sarah's Key
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Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten year-old girl, is brutally arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel’ d’Hiv’ roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother in a cupboard in the family's apartment, thinking that she will be back within a few hours.Paris, May 2002: On Vel’... show more
Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten year-old girl, is brutally arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel’ d’Hiv’ roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother in a cupboard in the family's apartment, thinking that she will be back within a few hours.Paris, May 2002: On Vel’ d’Hiv’s 60th anniversary, journalist Julia Jarmond is asked to write an article about this black day in France's past. Through her contemporary investigation, she stumbles onto a trail of long-hidden family secrets that connect her to Sarah. Julia finds herself compelled to retrace the girl's ordeal, from that terrible term in the Vel d'Hiv', to the camps, and beyond. As she probes into Sarah's past, she begins to question her own place in France, and to reevaluate her marriage and her life. Tatiana de Rosnay offers us a brilliantly subtle, compelling portrait of France under occupation and reveals the taboos and silence that surround this painful episode.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312370848 (0312370849)
ASIN: 0312370849
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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Books & Chocolate
Books & Chocolate rated it
3.5 Sarah's Key
I'm a bit conflicted about Sarah's Key. Based on the subject matter alone, this is definitely a book I'd recommend others to read. After experiencing this book and The Book Theif, I've realized that I am far too ignorant about the events that took place during the time of the Holocaust. In Sarah's K...
Brenna M's Book Blog
Brenna M's Book Blog rated it
4.0 Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
Sarah's Key Tatiana de Rosnay Paperback, 293 pages Published 2007 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published 2006) ISBN 0312370849 (ISBN13: 9780312370848) Sarah's Key follows Sarah, a young Jewish girl who was rounded up by French Police to go to Auschwitz. Sarah's story is woven in with Julia's j...
BagEndBooks
BagEndBooks rated it
4.0 Sarah's Key
I enjoyed Sarah's heartbreaking story. It felt like something that truly could have happened in that awful time. It was hard to read parts of the story because of the atrocities. My heart broke for Sarah. I really liked Julia and I am extremely glad that she kept the baby, and didn't give into her j...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it
4.0 Sarah's Key
I read this book in one day in about three big chunks (~100 pages each). As I started it, I was reading the blurbs on the book. Augusten Burroughs wrote that "it will help to complete you" which... melodramatic much, Burroughs? But the story is good and will make you turn the pages. I don't know how...
Toni
Toni rated it
4.0 "Sarah's Key", by Tatiana de Rosnay
This is a brilliantly and compelling portrait of occupied France during WW11. The plot follows the Starzinski family after the French police raided their apartment on July 16, 1942 and arrested ten year old Sarah and her parents during the Vel’d’Hiv Roundup. In a parallel plot Julia Jarmond, an Amer...
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