Sarah's Key

By Tatiana de Rosnay
(St. Martin's Griffin, Paperback, 9781250004345, 336pp.)

Publication Date: July 5, 2011

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the October 2008 Indie Next List
“Sarah's Key is told from both the perspective of an 10-year-old girl whose family is rounded up during the Vel D'Hiv in France in 1942 and an American who presently lives in Paris. The heartbreak is real, the love is true, and the need to find out how their two lives are connected made this one of my absolute favorites!”
-- Sarah Galvin, The Bookstore Plus, Lake Placid, NY
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Indie Next List Highlights 2008
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Spring/Summer '09 Reading Group List
“Sarah's Key is the story of Sarah, a 12-year-old girl swept up by the police in the Vel D'Hiv roundup in occupied France, and of journalist Julia Jarmond, who is writing about the event 60 years later. This hauntingly powerful story will remain with you long after the last page is turned.”
-- Linda Walonen, Bay Books, San Ramon, CA
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Fall '09/Winter '10 Reading Group List
“This emotionally intense story of a young girl who is caught up in a roundup of Jewish families in Paris during World War II is a powerful selection for reading groups.”
-- Sandy Palmer, Wy'east Book Shoppe & Art Gallery, Welches, OR


Description

More than two years on the New York Times bestseller list.

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.




About the Author

TATIANA DE ROSNAY is the international bestselling author of ten novels. Together with Dan Brown and Stieg Larsson, she was named one of the top three fiction writers in Europe in 2010.  Tatiana lives with her husband and two children in Paris, where she is at work on her next novel.




Conversation Starters from ReadingGroupChoices.com

  1. What did you know about France’s role in World War II—and the Vél d’Hiv round-up in particular—before reading Sarah’s Key? How did this book teach you about, or change your impression of, this important chapter in French history?




Praise For Sarah's Key

“A shocking, profoundly moving, and morally challenging story…nothing short of miraculous. It will haunt you, it will help to complete you…”—Augusten Burroughs, New York Times bestselling author of Wolf at the Table and Running with Scissors

“It will make you cry--and remember.” –Jenna Blum, New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Save Us

“This is a remarkable historical novel.  Like Sophie's Choice, it's a book that impresses itself upon one's heart and soul forever.” –Naomi Ragen, author of The Tenth Song

Sarah’s Key unlocks a star-crossed, heart-thumping story… This book will stay on your mind long after it's back on the shelf.” – Risa Miller, author of Welcome to Heavenly Heights

“Rich in mystery, intrigue and suspense, Sarah’s Key made me wonder and weep.” –The Roanoke Times

 

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