Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is one of those books where each chapter goes back and forth between present and past (at least for the first half of the book). The story is about present time Julia Jarmond who is an American journalist living in Paris and is assigned a story about the anniversary of an historical event in Paris called Vel’ d’Hiv. It’s a true event that happened in 1942 Paris when a German Gestapo ordered French police to round up Jewish families to send to Auschwitz. The story is told of what happens to this Jewish family and how in present time Julia Jarmond attempts to discover exactly how her non-Jewish family-in-law is involved. This is a fictional novel based on true events.
I highly recommend this book. It is very well written, it’s very moving, tears will be shed.
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