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  • Published: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2007.
  • Year Published: 2007
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 293 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 610

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0312370849
  • 9780312370831
  • 0312370830
  • 1250004349


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Sarah's key

by Rosnay, Tatiana de, 1961-

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Call number: Fiction / Rosnay, Tatiana de

Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor, Traverwood Adult

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Tatiana de Rosnay offers us a brilliantly subtle, compelling portrait of France under occupation and reveals the taboos and silence that surround this painful episode.

Lacking in the end

It was enlightening to learn about the treatment of Jews in France during WWII but I completely agree with Caser that the author included too much additional story about Julia who ended up appearing selfish and overly dramatic.

Hit and Miss

The author weaves together the stories of two women: Julia, an American born reporter living in France, who uncovers the story of the second woman, school-aged Sarah and her family, and their roundup in the horrific Vel' d'Hiv tragedy of 1940.

At the start, Julia is the vehicle for revealing Sarah's tragic tale, for as she learns more about what happened in Paris during WWII, the reader is fully invested in Sarah and her family. Sarah is the compelling character, her story line is moving and very well done. That is, until the conclusion of her character arc, which is drawn out unnecessarily by the author, through Julia's character.

The book should have concluded with Julia wrapping up Sarah's story, rather than dragging out Julia's revelations about herself and her family's situation, which was not only dull, but emotionally manipulative. Julia is not nearly the sympathetic character that the author thinks she is, and by dragging the reader through her life, the book loses its focus and its impact.


boring book dude


I didnt like this book..


Wonderful story

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