Sarah's Key

Sarah's Key

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 140 x 208 x 25mm | 295g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0312370849
  • 9780312370848
  • 1,965

Review quote

"This is a remarkable historical novel, a book which brings to light a disturbing and deliberately hidden aspect of French behavior towards Jews during World War II. Like Sophie's Choice, it's a book that impresses itself upon one's heart and soul forever." --Naomi Ragen, author of The Saturday Wife and The Covenant

"Sarah's Key unlocks the star crossed, heart thumping story of an American journalist in Paris and the 60-year-old secret that could destroy her marriage. This book will stay on your mind long after it's back on the shelf." --Risa Miller, author of Welcome to Heavenly Heights
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About Tatiana De Rosnay

TATIANA DE ROSNAY is the author of more than ten novels, including the New York Times bestselling novel Sarah's Key, an international sensation with over 9 million copies sold in forty-two countries worldwide that has now been made into a major film. Tatiana lives with her husband and two children in Paris.
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Rating details

450,525 ratings
4.17 out of 5 stars
5 42% (190,818)
4 38% (170,432)
3 15% (68,258)
2 3% (15,667)
1 1% (5,350)

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Captivating and heart wrenching, a great more
by Sarah Daly
This an absolute must read. The portray of characters and storey line is absolutely fabulous. It will bring tears to your eyes. If you liked the book theif, you will absolutely love more
by Homan Zandi
I truly loved this book from start to finish. The story line of a combination of fact and fiction made it an interesting read that absorbed you. Even after finishing this book I found myself thinking of the characters and storyline for weeks. I will even read this book more
by Vikki Oflus
This is the best book I have read this year. From the moment I started reading it grabbed me, and I was unable to put it down. Both of the 2 stories of people 2 generations apart, kept me reading, wanting to see what came next for each of them. I loved all of the characters in the book, they were all very believable. I highly recommend Sarah's Keyshow more
by Lynnette McIndoe
This is a truly wonderful story, so heart breaking yet beautiful at the same time. I literally could not put this book down, and needless to say the end came all too soon. Thank you Tatiana De Rosnay for telling such a compelling more
by Shenay
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