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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2007
June 12
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
St. Martin's Publishing Group
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
2.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Tara_1254 ,

Sad, but a worth it!

I really enjoyed this book, but if you don't like books that make you cry, you probably shouldn't read it. Parts of the story will leave you heart broken. But if you are prepared, you will enjoy it. So grab some tissues, find a comfy spot, and read.

TheGalNextDoor ,

Sarah's Key

Disappointingly predictable, flat characterizations. Interesting historical setting.

SunnyGirl52 ,

Sarah's Key

This book was riveting. I couldn't put it down. We must all never forget.

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