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Sarah's Key

By (author) Tatiana De Rosnay

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Released in 2010 as a major motion picture starring Kristin Scott Thomas. Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten year-old Jewish girl, is arrested by the French police in the middle of the night, along with her mother and father. Desperate to protect her younger brother, she locks him in a cupboard and promises to come back for him as soon as she can. Paris, May 2002: Julia Jarmond, an American journalist, is asked to write about the 60th anniversary of the Vel' d'Hiv'--the infamous day in 1942 when French police rounded up thousands of Jewish men, women and children, in order to send them to concentration camps. Sarah's Key is the poignant story of two families, forever linked and haunted by one of the darkest days in France's past. In this emotionally intense, page-turning novel, Tatiana de Rosnay reveals the guilt brought on by long-buried secrets and the damage that the truth can inflict when they finally come unravelled.

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 127 x 193.04 x 25.4mm | 226.8g
  • 01 May 2013
  • John Murray General Publishing Division
  • John Murray Publishers Ltd
  • London
  • English
  • 0719524520
  • 9780719524523
  • 426

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Author Information

Tatiana de Rosnay was born in the suburbs of Paris. She is of English, French and Russian descent and was raised in Paris and Boston. She has worked as Paris Editor for Vanity Fair, and currently writes for French ELLE and Psychologies Magazine. Since 1992, Tatiana has published eight novels in French. Sarah's Key is her first novel written in her mother tongue, English, and it has already been translated into 20 languages. She is married with two children and lives in Paris. Readers can contact Tatiana de Rosnay by email at tatianacom@hotmail.com Her blog appears at http://figtreefranglais.blogspot.com/ and the 'Sarah's Key Blog' is at: http://ellesappelaitsarah.over-blog.com/

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'Sarah's trials are so riveting, her innocence so absorbing, the book is hard to put down.' (Starred review) Publishers' Weekly Masterly and compelling, it is not something that readers will quickly forget. Highly recommended. Library Journal 'Sarah's trials are so riveting, her innocence so absorbing, the book is hard to put down.' (Starred review) Publishers' Weekly 'A gripping story of loss, family secrets and silence' Warwickshire Telegraph

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Customer reviews

Compelling....

I absolutely loved this book. I was looking for some new books, and came across this as I scrolled through the bestsellers list. I could not put it down once i started reading it. It had me from the beginning, right through to the very end. Very sad, but wonderfully written.show more
by Kirby Bissett

such a touching book...

sarah's key, shows the strength of a promise and the endurance of brotherly love.show more
by Paraskevi Papadaki

My best read of 2011

Without a doubt, the best read I had in 2011. It was beautifully written.show more
by Lyndal Gorey

BEST BOOK

I LOVED IT!!!!! Very sad but fantasticshow more
by Terasa Fabrizio

Sarah's key review

Great book. I couldn't put it down. What a sad story, makes us realise how lucky we are.show more
by Luda