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Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
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Jan 14, 2009

it was amazing
Read in January, 2009

This book is really amazing and sad. It's about the round up at Vel' d'Hiv in 1942 by the French Police. It is a story that switches from present day back to the time of the round up of the Jews living in France during the War. It's so incredibly written and so unbelievably heart wrenching. The main character is a journalist, an American, who is married to a french man and is asked to write about the 60th anniversary of Vel' d'Hiv. She struggles as an American-- having not been taught in history classes about this particular event and running into too many French people who deny it even happened or worse, seem indifferent. The story is fiction but the horror of it all is true. I can't put it down. I'll definitely share when I'm done. Tracy has dibs.

I finished this book and loved it.
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Sharon I loved it too. I borrowed a copy and have to return it. This is a definite "recommend you read it" book.

Casgoc I just bought this because you recomended it. I hope to get to it soon. I have about 50 pages to finish The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (a reread) and then I have to reread A Tree Grows in Brooklyn for may regular book club here. Hopefully I will read it after Aug. 17th.

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