Sarah's Key

Sarah's Key

Audiobook CD - 2009
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"...opens a door into this heartbreaking WWII episode...making it intensely real and affecting."--Book Page
"Starred Review: De Rosnay's novel is captivating, and the powerful narration gives it even greater impact."--Publishers Weekly
In Paris, journalist Julia Jarmond investigates the 1942 Vel' d'Hiv' round up and the subsequent disappearance of a ten-year-old girl, 60 years after the fact. Through her investigation, she discovers that her family is connected to the disappeared girl and begins to trace the youngster's steps through the terrible ordeal.
Publisher: [United States] : Macmillan Audio, 2009
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781427208477
Branch Call Number: UCD FICTION ROSNAY
Characteristics: 8 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Stone, Polly

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AL_CHRISTINES Oct 03, 2016

This was a fascinating story about a shameful and little known piece of French history. The plot was interesting and it should have been a great novel, however, the story falls a little flat, partly due to characters I didn't really like. The story should have been great. Perhaps if the author left out the "present " and concentrated on Sarah and her struggles it may have worked better. But as it is, I felt like I only got a peek into Sarah and was left feeling like I missed a big chunk of the story. I am glad I read it, learning about that part of history was worth it alone; and I would recommend it if you are out of book ideas; but I wouldn't put it at the top of my list.

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conniecmo
Nov 16, 2013

A very interesting story captures the struggles of a young woman's life in Paris during the Nazi invasion. And the many lives affected by her tradgic story.

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joliebergman
Apr 17, 2013

Ah...for the history part of the book: very interesting. For the modern-day perspective: no, did not like. I completely ran out of patience for the character's actions and attitudes.

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Reggie53
Oct 10, 2012

Loved the way Tatiana was able to weave the story of a tragedy and the strength of the human spirit that occurred in WWII Paris with a modern day family living in the same apartment in Paris. You really saw how people were affected for their entire lives. This was a horrible time in our world history. She was able to reveal how cruelty and kindness coexisted so close together in the same people. She is a very talented author with a beautiful literary voice!

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hitthebooks
May 23, 2012

This was a heart wrenching book and I felt sorry for Sarah from the beginning. I find it hard to believe she married a French man in the first instance and that he had an affair(s) on her a lot. She wasn't always the smartest one. Her daughter was a little more mature than I thought she would be. She certainly was overtaken by the story of Sarah and so much so to name her daughter after her and then to hook up with Sarah's son in the end. Certainly a full circle story. Didn't like the french and she was right when she said "We don't remember our roots and Paris was as bad at that as Americans were". Liked this book a lot.

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cichellic
May 16, 2012

WWII book about family in Paris. Sister locks her brother in the cupboard and he dies. And the years and history of the house and people associated with Sarah and her brother.

emmettandmax Nov 01, 2011

Really liked this. Made into a movie 11/11

samdog123 Apr 12, 2010

The past re-visits the present when an American reporter, living in Paris, investigates a roundup of Jewish families that took place in 1942 Paris.

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