Thursday, April 9, 2009

"Sarah's Key" by Tatiana de Rosnay

Ten-year-old Sarah's family is wakened in the early morning by the French police rounding up Jews on behalf of the Nazi occupiers. Thinking they'll be gone only a few hours, she manages to hide her four-year-old brother in a hidden, locked cupboard with promises that she'll return soon.

Julia is an American journalist living in Paris. She, her husband and daughter move into a new apartment around the same time she is given the task of writing about a scandalous event sixty years before that few are willing to talk about. Her research leads her to Sarah's story and a passion that goes beyond her journalistic assignment.

It's a gripping story that shows the horrors of the holocaust, what the victims endured and one twenty-first century woman's attempt to find resolution.

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