Sarah's Key

By Tatiana De Rosnay
(Large Print Press, Paperback, Large Print, 9781594134951, 479pp.)

Publication Date: April 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Compact Disc, Compact Disc, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback

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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
Paris July 1942: Ten-year-old Sarah is brutally arrested with her family in the Vel' d'Hiv' roundup the most notorious act of French collaboration with the Nazis. But Sarah has locked her brother in their favorite hiding place and kept the key thinking she will return soon.


Paris May 2002: On Vel' d'Hiv's sixtieth anniversary American journalist Julia Jarmond stumbles onto a trail of long-hidden family secrets that connects her to Sarah.





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?

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