Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Resnay - March Regular Book Club Pick

  • March 20, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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By popular vote our pick for March is Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. Jennifer has volunteered to host this meetup.

 

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

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.

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.

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  • Rebecca

    Enjoyed seeing everyone and hearing everyone's views.

    March 21, 2013

  • Kathi M.

    Great group. Really enjoyed the discussion.

    March 21, 2013

  • Betsy

    Thanks for another wonderful evening last night! I mentioned that Erik Larson (Garden of Beasts, Devil in White City) was going to be in Cleveland soon and a few wanted details. Looks like it April 30th, 7:30 PM at the Ohio Theatre and tickets are $30 as part of the Writers Center Stage series.

    March 21, 2013

  • Liz B

    Sorry guys, looks like I am going to be stuck at work again.

    March 20, 2013

  • Jenny

    I am bringing a 3rd guest. Hope that is okay. I didn't know there was a limit and they are riding together. HOpe that is okay.

    March 19, 2013

  • Kathi M.

    Please let me know if I need to bring anything like snacks, etc. Thank you and looking forward to the book club.

    March 4, 2013

    • Jennifer G

      Some kind of appetizer or dessert. We usually have plenty of wine. Thanks.

      March 12, 2013

  • Olga S.

    Schedule conflict :(

    February 22, 2013

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