Friday, April 12, 2013

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

Desperate Endeavor (Holocaust Week)

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay is a novel with two alternating stories set in Paris.  One is of a Jewish girl during WWII.  The other is about an American journalist in current times who learns of the girl’s life during the Vel' d'Hiv Roundup of Jews in German-occupied Paris.  Vel’ d’Hiv was a bicycle stadium (velodrome) where Jews were gathered on the 16th and 17th of July, 1942 before they were disbursed to concentration camps.  Julia, the American journalist, learns that during the roundup Sarah locked her brother in a bedroom cupboard to keep him safe. As Julia investigates, the fate of the brother and sister are slowly revealed. The book flips back and forth between the past and present and moves along very quickly.  It was captivating and interesting. Even though it
was a terribly sad subject, my book club liked the book and would recommend it.  

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1 comment:

  1. This book was definitely a page turner!! A must read.