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Sarah's Key
by Tatiana de Rosnay | Literature & Fiction
Registered by dvg of Toms River, New Jersey USA on 7/24/2014
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Readertoo): to be read


3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by dvg from Toms River, New Jersey USA on Thursday, July 24, 2014

This book has not been rated.

I spotted this at my Friend's of the Library's ongoing sale rack. Even though I had signed up for a bookray, its been a while so I decided to go ahead and buy the book. (I took my name off the ray list).

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.
 


Journal Entry 2 by dvg at Post Office, RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Friday, February 19, 2016

10 out of 10

Released 2 yrs ago (2/20/2016 UTC) at Post Office, RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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This is a powerful novel. It is riveting. The story grabs your heart in the very first chapter. Its story will haunt you. When I put it down, I immediately started staring at the book almost as if it was calling me to finish it! The characters are so well written that they will stay with you long after you finish it. I highly recommend this book to everyone. For now, it is traveling to ReallyBookish. I will be looking for more by this author immediately.

Happy Reading and Happy BookCrossing!
 


Journal Entry 3 by wingReallyBookishwing at Horsham, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, February 27, 2016

This book has not been rated.

Received today from dvg. Thank you so much for this wishlist book! 


Journal Entry 4 by wingReallyBookishwing at Horsham, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, December 29, 2016

8 out of 10

This was a very compelling story that taught me about historical events with which I was previously not very familiar. I enjoyed the read and thought that the structure of alternating between past and present worked well. The portions in the past were so intense and painful that the more modern-day sections provided a bit of necessary relief. Because of that, I was able to stick with the book even when the atrocities being described were very difficult to take. The ending part of the book was more "chick lit" than historical fiction, and that was not as much to my taste. Still, I'm very glad I read the book! I would recommend it to others, as I think it would be appreciated by a wide variety of readers.

Thank you for sharing this with me, dvg! 


Journal Entry 5 by wingReallyBookishwing at Horsham, Pennsylvania USA on Wednesday, January 10, 2018

This book has not been rated.

Reserving for the General Literature VBB.

Description from Amazon:

"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. " 


Journal Entry 6 by wingReallyBookishwing at General Literature VBB, Virtual Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, January 21, 2018

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Released 6 mos ago (1/22/2018 UTC) at General Literature VBB, Virtual Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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This is headed out to Readertoo as a selection from the General Literature VBB. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 7 by Readertoo at Sugar Land, Texas USA on Tuesday, January 30, 2018

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I chose this book from the General Literature VBB. This is one that I've had on my wish list. My daughter's book club read it and she highly recommended it so I am excited to be able to read it. Thanks for sharing ReallyBookish! 


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