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Sarah’s Key (Tatiana De Rosnay) Wednesday May 12, 2010

Filed under: Books,Daily Life,The Reader — The Professor @ 10:44 am

Loved it.  Loved it so much that I read it one day.  Yesterday.

This is a book that is getting lots of buzz in the world of women’s fiction and I’m going to buzz right along with the crowd.  In case you haven’t heard, this is the story of an American woman (Julia) living in Paris who becomes drawn into a dark and silent aspect of French history – the direct involvement of the French government in the extermination of the Jews during WWII.  Into Julia’s narrative is woven the story of a Jewish girl named Sarah who lived in Paris during the summer of 1942.  For me, this book is about the power of history, of knowing your own story and knowing that part of your story is the story of your family.

Sarah’s Key is a unique combination of thought-provoking/interesting and page-turnability.  I’m making up words here people.  It’s that good.  Usually a quick read is not always a deep read, but in this case you get both.  I devoured the story and now I want to know more about the topic.  I have French heritage and although my family (as far as I know) was Catholic, I’m eager to know more about the role that the French played in the Holocaust.  Anybody know of a good book?

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5 Responses to “Sarah’s Key (Tatiana De Rosnay)”

  1. I’m glad you wrote a review of this book. It’s been on my To Read list for awhile. I’ll have to move it up.

  2. kaylaaimee Says:

    thanks for the rec, I think I’ll pick it up!

  3. Julie N Says:

    I’ve eyed this book several times, thank you for the review, I’ll be adding this to my list.

  4. Kat Says:

    I might have to request this from the library. I hope it lives up to your review 🙂

  5. Marianne Says:

    I’ve seen this book and have been meaning to pick it up! Now you gave me a reason to. Great blog I put you in my favorites.


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