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East Valley Book Club October Meetup

We have chosen for October as well!  We have chosen: "Sarah's Key" by Tatiana de Rosnay. Here is what Publisher's Weekly has to say:

 

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. 

Hope to see you there!

 

Shelly Y. Hughes-Tetu

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Wish I could've flown out there for this discussion...such a fascinating book!

    October 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interesting people with interesting perspectives.

    October 7, 2012

  • Dayna S.

    Another fantastic conversation.

    October 6, 2012

  • Shelly H.

    Amazing discussion again! Love the fellowship we feel when we get together with like minded individuals!

    October 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Finished the book yesterday and decided to rent the movie today. Not sure if that was a wise decision. I'm only two minute into the movie and events are already different.. less dramatic than the book so i'll have to see where this goes... Also, there is a movie coming out on October 5th called the "The Roundup" about another family affected by the Vel d'Hiv roundup.

    September 30, 2012

  • Carol S.

    Bel Canto is another favorite among book clubs--I've been in two discussions about it and the book is universally loved. It will be nice to talk about it again. Maybe someone can bring some music device that can play the opera on low behind our discussion as background!

    September 6, 2012

  • Deb S.

    We selected Bel Canto by Ann Patchett for November's meeting on the 7th. Hope to see everyone there!

    September 5, 2012

  • joy r.

    Now reading another de Rosnay book, "A Secret Kept". A bit slow moving, but inciteful. Won't be back until 10/19, so do we have a November meet-up book lined up? Joy

    August 7, 2012

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