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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The ending was satisfying and appropriate to the plot. - LibraryThing
The ending is disappointing. - LibraryThing
Excellent story and writing style! - LibraryThing
But I found the writing flimsy and the characters flat. - LibraryThing
Well researched; well written. - LibraryThing
Disappointed with the ending. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Esty - Goodreads

You can read the full review and more on my blog, Boarding with Books. So Sarah's Key alternates between the story of Sarah Starzinsky in July '42 and the journalist Julia Jarmond (say that five times ... Read full review

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User Review  - CB Burdette - Goodreads

Allow me to let you in on a little secret....I always have a hard time rating books as '5' stars. Similarly I have issues with giving a book '1' star. I feel like extremes are wonky with books. I save ... 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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