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Sarah's Key

Sarah's Key
Author: Tatiana de Rosnay
ISBN 13: 9780312370848
ISBN 10: 312370849
Edition: 1st
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: 2008-09
Format: Paperback
Pages: 295
List Price: $13.95

An American journalist researches the notorious roundup of Parisian Jews and uncovers her French family's war-era secrets.

Publishers Weekly

In the summer of 1942, the French police arrested thousands of Jewish families and held them outside of Paris before shipping them off to Auschwitz. On the 60th anniversary of the roundups, an expatriate American journalist covering the atrocities discovers a personal connection—her apartment was formerly occupied by one such family. She resolves to find out what happened to Sarah, the 10-year-old daughter, who was the only family member to survive. The story is heart-wrenching, and Polly Stone gives an excellent performance, keeping a low-key tone through descriptions of horror that would elicit excessive dramatics from a less talented performer. Her characters are easy to differentiate, and her French accent is convincing. De Rosnay's novel is captivating, and the powerful narration gives it even greater impact. A St. Martin's hardcover. (June)