Sarah's Key

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St. Martin's Press, Jul 5, 2011 - Fiction - 336 pages
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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.

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But I found the writing flimsy and the characters flat. - LibraryThing
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User Review  - Nancy_Archdekin - LibraryThing

A quick read with an interesting fictional story behind a horrible event in the history of France which, as the author points out in the narration, the French have taken far to long to address. Read full review

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User Review  - Crystal - Goodreads

I loved how the story switched back and forth. And guiltily love how short the chapters were. In regards to the writing, it was beautifully done and had realistic characters like sarah and julia ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

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.

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