Sunday, November 30, 2008



I was moved by this book so much and the story of Sarah. It is one of those books that will stay with me a long time. It sticks with me like the Diary of Anne Frank did. I would give it 5 stars. It is at times heartbreaking and hard to read but touches on a subject matter that no one should ever forget.

I chose this book because I am very interested in the WWII era and how the men and women who lived then survived and thrived during this difficult period of our countries history.I had read many good things about this book and I picked up without a second thought when I saw it at the library.

Here is a description of the book SARAH'S KEY:

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.

12 comments:

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Tracy said...

Hi, Yolanda! Great to be back here and catching up with you. :o) And thank you for this wonderful reading recommendations...I've added it to my reading list and will suggest it to my local library to take in. Happy Days ((HUGS))

Carver said...

Sounds like an interesting book. I enjoy learning about books on blogs.

Mimi said...

sounds like a very interesting book...I wrote it down and will look for the book...

thanks for the review...

also thanks for visiting my blog...

Love Bears All Things said...

Hi,
It was good to see your name come up in my comments. Yes, I like being back in Alabama and close to Daughter and her two children. I had bonded early with these two grands when before moving to Memphis. It had been hard being away from them. Now, I get to be involved in their school activites and they can visit me at my house anytime.
I like the sound of this book. You always have good recommendations. I'll see if I can find it at Bookins.
Wonder Boy recently read Anne Frank in school. His teacher is of German discent. He had a sleepover for the children at his home. They watched the movie from the book and ate German food.
I realized that I had never read the book so I am borrowing his copy.
Mama Bear

inlandempiregirl said...

I just finished a book and will have to look for this one. I always love your recommendations. Happy belated Thanksgiving.

storyteller said...

Thanks for the recommendation. I've added it to my list ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Shelby said...

wow that sounds very intriguing. I like books like that.. I"ll have to check it out.

Willow said...

This book looks like a good read. I have read a lot of books about WWII (having been a US History teacher at one time), so I'll look for this one and put it on my list. Thanks for the recommendation.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

It sounds like a gripping book.

Marg said...

I enjoy reading your reviews of books. Have you read The Poison Wood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver?
It's an amazing read about an American Family trying to convert the Congolese without understanding the culture. I'm sure you would enjoy it.

karen said...

Hi and thanks for the book recommendation... will certainly look out for it. (since joining the blogging community, my list of want-to-reads has increased radically! :-)