Sarah s Key Paris July Sarah a ten year old girl is brutally arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel d Hiv roundup but not before she locks her younger brother in a cupboard in the famil

  • Title: Sarah's Key
  • Author: Tatiana de Rosnay
  • ISBN: 9780719524523
  • Page: 404
  • Format: Paperback
  • Paris, July 1942 Sarah, a ten year old girl, is brutally arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel d Hiv roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother in a cupboard in the family s apartment, thinking that she will be back within a few hours.Paris, May 2002 On Vel d Hiv s 60th anniversary, journalist Julia Jarmond is asked to write an article abParis, July 1942 Sarah, a ten year old girl, is brutally arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel d Hiv roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother in a cupboard in the family s apartment, thinking that she will be back within a few hours.Paris, May 2002 On Vel d Hiv s 60th anniversary, journalist Julia Jarmond is asked to write an article about this black day in France s past Through her contemporary investigation, she stumbles onto a trail of long hidden family secrets that connect her to Sarah Julia finds herself compelled to retrace the girl s ordeal, from that terrible term in the Vel d Hiv , to the camps, and beyond As she probes into Sarah s past, she begins to question her own place in France, and to reevaluate her marriage and her life.

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    1. Tatiana de Rosnay says:

      Manderley Forever , my biography of Daphne du Maurier is published in France and will be published in other countries next year A Paris Affair Son Carnet Rouge will be published in the USA in July 2015 and in the Netherlands.Follow me on Twitter at twitter tatianaderosnaytwitter manderleytdrMy website tatianaderosnay Facebook page facebook tatianaderosnay TATIANA DE ROSNAY was born in the suburbs of Paris and is of English, French and Russian descent She is the author of 8 French novels Tatiana de Rosnay is married and has two children She lives in Paris with her family She is the author of several novels, Sarah s Key, A Secret Kept Boomerang and The House I Loved Rose The Other Story A L Encre Russe

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    1. It should never be forgottenBy Sol TetelbaumReview: Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay Almost a hundred readers published their reviews on Tatiana de Rosnay’s novel Sarah’s Key. Most of them rated the book in four or five stars, but some of them calling the novel “mediocre” showed a lower rating – three stars. It is necessary to admit that their opinions weren’t unfounded and most critical comments were fair. However, from my standpoint, despite the fair critical comments (I don’ [...]

    2. I was intrigued by the plot for this book. A young girl locks her brother in a cupboard at their apartment in Paris before the Police, at the behest of the Nazi's, take away her and her family. They wait for several days in a detention center, in conditions like the Superdome, before being sent to camps in Southern France, and we wonder if she will retrieve her little brother before he dies or starves or hopefully, is rescued. Unfortunately, another storyline involving a two dimensional American [...]

    3. I might have given this book higher marks if I hadn't just finished the infinitely superior The Book Thief. But as it is I'm feeling pretty generous with my 2 stars. The subject matter was intriguing. I didn't realize what had happened with the Jews in France. But the author spent too little time with Sarah and her experience there and too much time with boring, self-absorbed, present day Julia and her sex life. Snore!

    4. October 2009: re-reading this book again for another book club. I hope I like it better than the 1st time but so far I'm not seeing it. Why would she use a word like "ingurgitating" when you can say "ate"?? That kind of writing irritates me a lot. The true story is heartbreaking, and very interesting, but her writing just doesn't impress me as expressing the true horrors experienced by the deported Jews, or any real feeling for Julia's anger at her husband disdainful treatment of her. Spring 200 [...]

    5. *spoilers!!! Lots of spoilers. Don't read this.*disclaimer: This is a review of the book, Sarah's Key, and not the Holocaust. (I give the Holocaust negative infinity stars, if you were wondering.)Fuck you Sarah's Key, you manipulative sonofabitching asshole. How dare you make me feel like this at Christmas?! Dead baby brother in a cupboard?! Really?! Gassing the parents at Auschwitz wasn't enough? I don’t give a goddamn what you throw at me for the rest of the story. I WILL NOT CRY AFTER THAT [...]

    6. I finished "Sarah's Key" this morning and I have so many thoughts going through my head about it. I loved the pacing of the story, how it switched between Sarah's story and Julia's story up until the point where the two merged. I loved how the style of Sarah's story was completely different than the style of Julia's story. I loved how both stories made me cry, even though I knew what was coming. I loved how realistically the characters were portrayed. Nobody was all good or all bad, just human w [...]

    7. I agree with Katie on this one. I did not enjoy this book. It tells two stories -- one, about a young French girl whose family is rounded up and taken away during the Holocaust, and the other about a modern-day journalist who is tracking down her story. Julia, the contemporary narrator, was self-obsessed, clueless and downright annoying. I couldn't stand her husband, or even her perfect little kid, for that matter. It made it hard to root for them because they were just so unlikeable. The premis [...]

    8. 3 1/2 starsThis author grew up in France and was never taught at school about the French complicity in rounding up Jews for the Nazis. When she discovered information about the Vel' D'Hiv' roundup, she knew she had to write about it. The book is her tribute to the 4,000 children who were victims of that roundup. I cried for these little people. They were robbed of their chance at life before it ever really got started. Bad enough that they were killed, but before that, they were left in the Fren [...]

    9. Added 11/8/09.In _Sarah's Key_ the chapters alternate between the war era and the time sixty years later. We watch as a reporter tries to find out more about what happened during the 1942 round-up of Jewish people in France (known as the "Vel' d’Hiv’ Roundup") (Vélodrome d'Hiver). We also watch the actual round-up as it is happening. The alternating views keep you reading as the suspense builds up.This is a heartbreaking piece of fiction. It brings home the horror of those Holocaust days an [...]

    10. This book is difficult for me to rate. It was so beautifully written. The characters were people that I felt I had known my entire life. I felt I could see them, hear them, feel their pain Yet I wish the author would have evolved Mame's story. Honestly I wanted for Mame to be Sarah. Julia and Mame had a relationship I wanted to read more about and the author took that from me. I didn't care for the ending or how Sarah died I wanted Julia to find her. I wanted for Michel to get out of the cupboar [...]

    11. My first by this author and I found it very readable. I was aware of the treatment of the Jews in Paris as a group but I had never heard of this particular event where the children were separated, subjected to terrible cruelty and finally killed. Horrible.Actually my worst moment in the book was right at the beginning when Sophie turns the key in the cupboard door. I spent the next few chapters praying that it would be okay (view spoiler)[but eventually reality won out over fairy tales and the w [...]

    12. Let me start off by saying I could not put this book down. I must also say, that this book ripped my heart into tiny pieces and I'm not sure I'll ever be the same. Really. Maybe it's because I'm a mom or maybe I'm just an incredibly sensitive person. But I now have images in my brain that will never leave.Sarah's Key takes place in France - switching between the modern day and the early days of World War II. I really like books like this, and I think the author did a fine job of transitioning us [...]

    13. Reporter Julia Jarmond is investigating the events of 1942, when French authorities rounded up the Jews of the cities and put them in concentration camps, an investigation that uncovers links to her husband's family. But how will her tale intersect with that of the title character, a 10 year old girl separated from her family during the 1942 roundup?First off, this is not something I would pick for myself. However, in the aftermath of a dinner featuring the best biscuits and gravy I've ever had, [...]

    14. 3.5 stars. A little predictable and melodramatic for a subject that doesn't need anyone playing with your emotions, but still a solid read. It was interesting learning about the French police involvement in the round up of Jews in what was the first deportation of women and children. I was left with not only a sadness for all those families torn from their lives and torn apart, but also for the lost culture and religion for the survivors. Children hidden and raised as Christian children, childre [...]

    15. Onvan : Sarah's Key - Nevisande : Tatiana de Rosnay - ISBN : 312370830 - ISBN13 : 9780312370831 - Dar 294 Safhe - Saal e Chap : 2006

    16. I wasn’t sure how the back and forth chapters between one girl in 1942 and a different woman in 2002 were going to work for me, but this story is so well told.I thought I’d be interested in the 1942 story but wasn’t sure how much I’d become involved with the 2002 story, but much to my relief I enjoyed both stories, although I did think Sarah’s 1942 story was slightly stronger than Julia’s 2002 story. However, I do think my favorite character might be Zoe from the 2002 story.Reading t [...]

    17. This is one of those books with an interesting idea that was executed very poorly. It's always disappointing to read books like this because I can't help but think with every wrong turn, every cringe worthy sentence that this could have been so much better in a capable writer's hands. First off, as I said, it's a very interesting idea. The basic story of Sarah is intriguing and the story of the Vel' d'Hiv' children should be read. However, de Rosnay just doesn't pull it off. She simply is not a [...]

    18. Knjiga koja govori o istinitom dogadjaju koji se zbio tokom Drugog svetskog rata u Parizu, o kome se kod nas malo zna Kada su Francuzi pokupili Jevreje, zatvorili ih na velodrom i poslali ih u konc. logor Potresno, prosvetljujuće i guta se u dahu Kod nas je objavljena pod naslovom Sarin ključ

    19. Julia Jarmond, an American journalist living in Paris, is assigned to cover the upcoming 60th anniversary of the Vel 'd 'Hiv, the day French Jews were arrested in the "roundup," and ultimately sent to the death camps in Auschwitz. She becomes obsessed with what she learns, particularly about the fate of one young girl and her family. I found the story extraordinary on several levels. First, I was unaware of this historic event and found it astounding that so little is ever mentioned of France's [...]

    20. Parts of this novel rate a 5 and parts of it a 2, so I'm giving it 3.5 stars. This is a dual-timeline historical fiction novel, about the arrests of Jewish families in France during WWII and their terrible experiences, focusing on the Vel' d'Hiv' roundup in July 1942, and a modern journalist's investigation of that event and her search for some of the people involved.The inside of the Vélodrome d'Hiver bicycle stadium, demolished in 1959In the 1942 timeline, in Paris: a 10 year old girl is arre [...]

    21. Two horrible situations form the premise of this novel. The first is the factual story of the French roundup of the Jews during World War II, which took place in Paris under the auspices of the French Police. It was the French Police, not the Nazis, who dragged French Jews from their homes, separated parents from children, and sent them on to their deaths, all of which was witnessed by French citizens who did little to stop these horrific events. Because so few people are aware of this chapter o [...]

    22. World War II and its legacy in France, and a project on the "rafle du Vel d'Hiv"- the massive round-up of Jews that took place in Paris on July 16th, 1942. The story is haunting, and interesting, as we follow it in flashbacks. I am doing an annotated bibliography of books on the subject for my seminar project. This story will appeal to my younger students, teaching them at the same time of this shameful episode of French collaboration with the German occupiers, under the Vichy government. France [...]

    23. Let me try to explain why I didn't like this book very much. I believe one of the sales quotes on the back of the book can help me communicate why. Keep in mind that this is, at least in part, a book about French complicity in the Holocaust:"Sarah's Key unlocks the star-crossed, heart-thumping story of an American journalist in Paris and the sixty-year-old secret that could destroy her marriage."Note: The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the recent changes in policy and enforcement [...]

    24. If I'm going to read hundreds of pages past the horrifying situation set up at the beginning of this book, the writing's going to need to be more than sub-par. Telling me that characters are interesting and complex instead of self-indulgent and one-dimensional doesn't make it so. Don't tell me you actually drove me away from a Holocaust book, de Rosnay. That's pretty hard to do. File under "Life's too short to read this book," please.

    25. A journalist stumbles upon the story of a young Jewish girl who was rounded up with the other Parisian Jews in 1942, and learns of her harrowing tale.*Buy tissues.Sarah's Key Book Review

    26. A moving story told with plain rather dull prose. The author uses what has become the standard template for so many WW2 novels – a dual narrative of then and now. I have to say I enjoyed the present day narrative more. The war sections consisted almost exclusively of research with very little imaginative flair, the characters very generic. The modern section about an investigative journalist was brought better to life probably because the author was writing about many of her own experiences re [...]

    27. This was such a beautifully told story. The overlapping timelines were handled so well and the story itself seemed to take on a new life as it moved more into the contemporary sphere, emerging from the past. Julia and Bertrand's relationship reminded me of Sophie and Victor from Letters to Juliet -- although I would still pick Victor over Bertrand (view spoiler)[because even though their relationship broke down, at least he never cheated (hide spoiler)]. I very much enjoyed (if you can call it t [...]

    28. From the first page to the end I was mesmerized. The two stories intertwined in a believable way as journalist, Julia, learns about the horrific "round up" of French Jews during the war. Something I knew nothing about and can see why it is a dark stain in the history of France. de Rosnay must have done a lot of research but she tells the true facts through the story of Sarah, a 10 year old who is captured and loses her whole familyen all traces of her just dissolve. She makes this awful event pe [...]

    29. I struggled whether to give this a two-star rating rather than a three. I enjoyed reading it, but I didn't read it very thoroughly. I would find myself really blazing through some sentences so that I could discover where the plot was headed (what happened to the boy locked in the cupboard when the rest of his family was dragged off?). The book needed better characterization---I didn't really CARE about the main character (an American journalist who lives in Paris in the current day). The idea of [...]

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