Upon recommendation I started reading…
This book, Sarah’s Key, is a page-turner and evokes much emotion in the reader from page to page.
Here is a brief synopsis of the story:
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 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. Source
Why this book has me so engulfed in reading it? I love the fact that the book bounces back and forth between Sarah, the ten year-old girl, and Julia, the journalist. It is almost as if you are reading two intertwining stories at once. No matter how tired I have been lately, like last night after working all day and night, I still am in bed rapidly reading this book. Have you read Sarah’s Key? If so, what did you think about the story? Any other books you have knocked out this summer?