Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Book Review: Sarah's Key

It has been awhile since I've done a book review, and I've decided to start bringing them back.

I recently finished reading for my book club, Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay.  I've read quite a few World War Two accounts both fictional and non-fictional, and this one was very poignant indeed.  I do think that I found the first part of the book more interesting than the second as you got to see both points of view of what happened from present day to the past.

Though not my favorite book of those times, this one will still get to you, right in your heart.

Synopsis: Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten-year-old girl, is taken with her parents by the French police as they go door to door arresting Jewish families in the middle of the night. Desperate to protect her younger brother, Sarah locks him in a bedroom cupboard—their secret hiding place—and promises to come back for him as soon as they are released.
Sixty Years Later: Sarah’s story intertwines with that of Julia Jarmond, an American journalist investigating the roundup. In her research, Julia stumbles onto a trail of secrets that link her to Sarah, and to questions about her own future.                                                                                                          
In Sarah’s Key, Tatiana de Rosnay offers up a mesmerizing story in which a tragic past unfolds, the present is torn apart, and the future is irrevocably altered.


  1. I love reading, but sadly, it's been so long since I last read a book! Thanks for the book review. It's motivating me to pick up a book today. =)
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  2. I read Sarah's Key a while ago. I liked it. Have you ever read Call the Darkness Light by Nancy Zaroulis? That one really has stayed with me.

  3. I haven't read Call The Darkness Light, but it sounds like something I might enjoy.


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