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6.25.2013

Sarah's Keys

I stumbled upon Sarah's Keys by Tatiana de Rosnay, and I must now add another book to my Holocaust readings. This profoundly moving story has two main characters, one a young Jewish girl living in Paris during World War II, and the other a beautiful French American whose family has unexplained connections to the past. Heartache wells up as our young character is forced to leave her home, and in so doing, leaves a piece of her heart - - something that will haunt her until she dies. The two women's stories are interwoven as Rosnay weaves the past with the present, although the two stories are never far apart. The tragedy is set against a little known round up of French Jews by French police - - the Vel'd'Hiv'. Beautifully told...

*De Rosnay, T.  (2007).  Sarah's Key.  New York, NY: St. Martin's Griffin.

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