Sarah's Key



[Epub] ➢ Sarah's Key ➣ Tatiana de Rosnay – E17streets4all.co.uk Paris, July Ten year old Sarah is brutally arrested with her family in the Vel d Hiv roundup, the most notorious act of French collaboration with the Nazis but before the police come to take them, Sa Paris, JulyTen year old Sarah is brutally arrested with her family in the Vel d Hiv roundup, the most notorious act of French collaboration with the Nazis but before the police come to take them, Sarah locks her younger brother, Michel, in their favorite hiding place, a cupboard in the family s apartment She keeps the key, thinking that she will be back within a few hoursParis, MayOn Vel d Hiv s sixtieth anniversary, Julia Jarmond, an American journalist, is asked by her Paris based American magazine to write an article about this black day in France s past Julia has lived in Paris for nearly twenty five years, married a Frenchman, and she is shocked both by her ignorance about the event and the silence that still surrounds it In the course of her investigation, she stumbles onto a trail of long hidden family secrets that connects her to Sarah Julia finds herself compelled to retrace the girl s ordeal, from the terrible days spent shut in at 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 lifeWriting about the fate of her country with a pitiless clarity, Tatiana de Rosnay offers us a brilliantly subtle, compelling portrait of France under occupation and reveals the taboos and denial surrounding this painful episode in French history front flap.Sarah's Key

New book The Rain Watcher Saint Martins Press USAOctober Sentinelle de la Pluie Editions H loise d Ormessonand in Norway, Holland, Sweden and Germany Follow me on Twitter at website page TATIANA DE ROSNAY was born in the suburbs of Paris and is of English, French and Russian descent She is the author of French novels Tatiana de Rosnay is married and has two children She lives in Paris with her family She is the author of several novels, Sarah s Key, A Secret Kept Boomerang and The House I Loved Rose The Other Story A L Encre Russe and Manderley Forever , a biography of Daphne du Maurier.

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    If you re looking for a CBR and CBZ reader Sarah locks her younger brother, Michel, in their favorite hiding place, a cupboard in the family s apartment She keeps the key, thinking that she will be back within a few hoursParis, MayOn Vel d Hiv s sixtieth anniversary, Julia Jarmond, an American journalist, is asked by her Paris based American magazine to write an article about this black day in France s past Julia has lived in Paris for nearly twenty five years, married a Frenchman, and she is shocked both by her ignorance about the event and the silence that still surrounds it In the course of her investigation, she stumbles onto a trail of long hidden family secrets that connects her to Sarah Julia finds herself compelled to retrace the girl s ordeal, from the terrible days spent shut in at 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 lifeWriting about the fate of her country with a pitiless clarity, Tatiana de Rosnay offers us a brilliantly subtle, compelling portrait of France under occupation and reveals the taboos and denial surrounding this painful episode in French history front flap."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 294 pages
  • Sarah's Key
  • Tatiana de Rosnay
  • English
  • 21 February 2019
  • 0312370830

10 thoughts on “Sarah's Key

  1. says:

    It should never be forgottenBy Sol TetelbaumReview Sarah s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay Almost a hundred readers published their reviews on Tatiana de Rosnay s novel Sarah s Key Most of them rated the book in four or five stars, but some of them calling the novel mediocre showed a lower rating three stars It is necessary to admit that their opinions weren t unfounded and most critical comments were fair However, from my standpoint, despite the fair critical comments I don t think it is ne It should never be forgottenBy Sol TetelbaumReview Sarah s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay Almost a hundred readers published their reviews on Tatiana de Rosnay s novel Sarah s Key Most of them rated the book in four or five stars, but some of them calling the novel mediocre showed a lower rating three stars It is necessary to admit that their opinions weren t unfounded and most critical comments were fair However, from my standpoint, despite the fair critical comments I don t think it is necessary to list them , the novel deserves a rather high rating, and I will try to explain why The book is devoted to the Holocaust The author describes two stories One story is about the tragedy of a Jewish girl named Sarah The story is based on historical fact In 1942, on the orders of German military authorities, French police brutally arrested all Jewish families in Paris Almost all of them perished in concentration camps The second parallel story is about an American journalist, Julia Jermond, who, writing an article about Vel d Hiv s roundup, found out many horrible details of this crime committed by French police France wanted to forget about its anti human past and thoroughly concealed it The author reminds us of those tragic facts I am not going to retell the stories They are already well known, but the book gave birth to some of my thoughts In her novel, the author writes with anxiety and great concern that people want to forget about the Holocaust One character of the book says Bringing back the past is never a good idea, especially whatever happened during the war No one wants to be reminded of that, nobody wants to think about that The book demonstrates that such amnesia can be deadly For a long time na ve people believed that the world moves in the direction of higher level of humanization In their naivety, they missed the point when one of the most horrible and bloodthirsty variety of anthropoids resembling humans became active Russian anthropoids captured power in the Soviet Russia, invented concentration camps and, killing over a million innocent people yearly Over a period of 20 years they killed at least 20 million, maybeThen World War II broke out and the world forgot about the 20 million innocent victims Humanlike anthropoids appeared in other countries, and people continued to believe that they were ordinary criminals People s beliefs melted like a piece of paper in acid when the terrifying truth about fascist factories of deaths became known People couldn t believe what they learned Using modern technology, fascist anthropoids made the killing of humans a branch of industry For human beings, the Holocaust is impossible to understand, it is just unexplainable And the only way to prevent it from happening again is to never forget it The reviewed book is multidimensional, emotionally written but unfortunately, as it has been mentioned in some reviews, it has weak points as well Nevertheless, I was impressed with the book, its main message makes the readers think, and this is a sign of good literature The advantage of the book is in the strong civic position of the author that, I think, has made the book a bestseller This book is about events which were not wide known it reminds people about the necessity to be alert Otherwise, the modern anthropoids will commit a new Holocaust, and now all people can become their victims They already are trying to convince us that there is nothing to remember there wasn t a Holocaust at all In general, the book is well written, and author s voice is strong In my opinion, the book deserves not less than four stars Everybody who cares about human life, who reads books not just for entertainment, will read this book with interest and will continue to return to it in his her mind Sol Tetelbaum

  2. says:

    I was intrigued by the plot for this book A young girl locks her brother in a cupboard at their apartment in Paris before the Police, at the behest of the Nazi s, take away her and her family They wait for several days in a detention center, in conditions like the Superdome, before being sent to camps in Southern France, and we wonder if she will retrieve her little brother before he dies or starves or hopefully, is rescued Unfortunately, another storyline involving a two dimensional American I was intrigued by the plot for this book A young girl locks her brother in a cupboard at their apartment in Paris before the Police, at the behest of the Nazi s, take away her and her family They wait for several days in a detention center, in conditions like the Superdome, before being sent to camps in Southern France, and we wonder if she will retrieve her little brother before he dies or starves or hopefully, is rescued Unfortunately, another storyline involving a two dimensional American woman whining about her insensetive French husband comes in every other chapter and the mediocre writing makes what could have been an interesting story less than satisfying

  3. says:

    I might have given this book higher marks if I hadn t just finished the infinitely superior The Book Thief But as it is I m feeling pretty generous with my 2 stars The subject matter was intriguing I didn t realize what had happened with the Jews in France But the author spent too little time with Sarah and her experience there and too much time with boring, self absorbed, present day Julia and her sex life Snore I might have given this book higher marks if I hadn t just finished the infinitely superior The Book Thief But as it is I m feeling pretty generous with my 2 stars The subject matter was intriguing I didn t realize what had happened with the Jews in France But the author spent too little time with Sarah and her experience there and too much time with boring, self absorbed, present day Julia and her sex life Snore

  4. says:

    This story could only have been written by a French person because anyone else could, and possibly would, be seen as casting stones Fortunately, Tatiana de Rosnay is a French citizen and her bravery is outstanding as she brings to light the heartbreaking historical story that runs underneath the fictional story like a dark, terrifying catacomb below the streets of ParisOn July 16 and 17, 1942, 13,152 Jews were arrested in Paris and the suburbs, deported and assassinated at Auschwitz In the This story could only have been written by a French person because anyone else could, and possibly would, be seen as casting stones Fortunately, Tatiana de Rosnay is a French citizen and her bravery is outstanding as she brings to light the heartbreaking historical story that runs underneath the fictional story like a dark, terrifying catacomb below the streets of ParisOn July 16 and 17, 1942, 13,152 Jews were arrested in Paris and the suburbs, deported and assassinated at Auschwitz In the V ledrome d Hiver that once stood on this spot, 1,129 men, 2,916 women, and 4,115 children were packed here in inhuman conditions by the government of the Vichy police, by order of the Nazi occupant May those who tried to save them be thanked Passerby, never forget Those are the words on a plaque near where the original V ledrome d Hiver nicknamed the Vel d Hiv was located A huge arena with seats and galleries reaching nearly to the roof where usually races were held on those days of July, the walls were filled permanently with fear, confusion, desolation, and misery Over six thousand Parisian policemen were commissioned to carry out this atrocity.This is the story of Sarah who, with her parents, were part of the roundup This is also the story of Julia who, for the 60th anniversary, was to write the story of this terrible event for the American magazine she worked for in Paris The stories of these two characters become inextricably bound as Julia s research for her article branches off into a quest to learnabout one particular little girl, Sarah.This novel is brilliant, and so well written that when I set the book down the first time after starting it, I was convinced I would never be able to write a review because I was too upset Not just upset, angry We are now almost 77 years removed from this event and how quickly we forget.I wasn t going to, but I did edit out several paragraphs of a rant about how close we all are to yetatrocities in our current world climate They are already happening Ultimately, 76,000 Jews were deported from France for assassination during occupation by the Nazis This could not have happened without the cooperation of the police and the people who informed on their friends, neighbours, doctors, lawyers, teachers, writers, artists, librarians, salespeople, service contractors .I don t think we have to look very hard or very far to see how close we are to this same level of blind, ignorance driven and manufactured fear that leads to catastrophe Yet, power mongers continue to manufacture and use fear and continue to be listened to, revered, and in some cases elected to offices of authority and power.Kudos to Tatiana de Rosnay for her courage in telling this story It has already been read by millions of people around the world My hope is that it continues to be read by millions Zakhor , Al TichkahRemember Never forget

  5. says:

    spoilers Lots of spoilers Don t read this disclaimer This is a review of the book, Sarah s Key, and not the Holocaust I give the Holocaust negative infinity stars, if you were wondering Fuck you

  6. says:

    October 2009 re reading this book again for another book club I hope I like it better than the 1st time but so far I m not seeing it Why would she use a word like ingurgitating when you can say ate That kind of writing irritates me a lot The true story is heartbreaking, and very interesting, but her writing just doesn t impress me as expressing the true horrors experienced by the deported Jews, or any real feeling for Julia s anger at her husband disdainful treatment of her Spring 200 October 2009 re reading this book again for another book club I hope I like it better than the 1st time but so far I m not seeing it Why would she use a word like ingurgitating when you can say ate That kind of writing irritates me a lot The true story is heartbreaking, and very interesting, but her writing just doesn t impress me as expressing the true horrors experienced by the deported Jews, or any real feeling for Julia s anger at her husband disdainful treatment of her Spring 2009 Predictable story, pedestrian predictable writing None of the plot surprises were surprising I felt I wasted my time on this book selected for a book club I belong to

  7. says:

    3.5 stars This is a dual timeline historical fiction novel, about the arrests of Jewish families in France during WWII and their terrible experiences, focusing on the actual historic Vel d Hiv roundup in July 1942, and a modern journalist s investigation of that event and her search for some of the people involved The inside of the V lodrome d Hiver bicycle stadium, demolished in 1959In the 1942 timeline, in Paris a 10 year old girl is arrested with her Polish mother and father in the middle 3.5 stars This is a dual timeline historical fiction novel, about the arrests of Jewish families in France during WWII and their terrible experiences, focusing on the actual historic Vel d Hiv roundup in July 1942, and a modern journalist s investigation of that event and her search for some of the people involved The inside of the V lodrome d Hiver bicycle stadium, demolished in 1959In the 1942 timeline, in Paris a 10 year old girl is arrested with her Polish mother and father in the middle of the night Her 3 or 4 year old brother, terrified, hides himself in their secret hiding place, a hidden cupboard Sarah locks him in, assuring him that she ll be back in a few hours Instead her family is taken to the V lodrome d Hiver, a bicycle stadium, where they and thousands of other Jewish families, including many children, were held in deplorable conditions, without enough food, water or sanitary facilities, for 5 days before being sent on to prison camps The family, frantic to get their little boy, plead with the police, but nothing is done.In the other timeline, the year 2002, also in Paris Julia Jarmond, an American journalist married to a Frenchman, who has lived in Paris for about 25 years, is asked to write an article about the Vel d Hiv s roundup on its 60th anniversary As she investigates, she finds that her husband s family home is where Sarah s family lived before they were arrested Julia feels compelled to investigate this particular aspect of the tragedy, and gets involved deeper and deeper, despite resistance from her husband and others.This book had a major impact on me, and when I first finished it I thought it was an easy 4 stars, despite some significant weaknesses in characterization and what felt like author manipulation But in the cold light of morning those things are bothering meThe characters, especially the present day ones, are mostly stereotypes the suave, cheating French husband, the wise beyond her years daughter, the over eager nurse at an abortion facility, people hiding old secrets with a stiff upper lip It s pretty well written, but they re still thin It s also an emotionally manipulative book, from Sarah s experiences to Julia s love life I felt like the author was too obvious in pushing the reader to feel in certain ways.But there were a couple of unexpected twists for me in the plot, and the Vel d Hiv plotline is truly compelling It brought tears to my eyes I don t regret reading it at all, if only because I m glad to knowabout this tragic historical event

  8. says:

    I finished Sarah s Key this morning and I have so many thoughts going through my head about it I loved the pacing of the story, how it switched between Sarah s story and Julia s story up until the point where the two merged I loved how the style of Sarah s story was completely different than the style of Julia s story I loved how both stories made me cry, even though I knew what was coming I loved how realistically the characters were portrayed Nobody was all good or all bad, just human w I finished Sarah s Key this morning and I have so many thoughts going through my head about it I loved the pacing of the story, how it switched between Sarah s story and Julia s story up until the point where the two merged I loved how the style of Sarah s story was completely different than the style of Julia s story I loved how both stories made me cry, even though I knew what was coming I loved how realistically the characters were portrayed Nobody was all good or all bad, just human with human frailties I loved the depictions of the small acts of conscience and kindness I had no idea about the roundups of Jews in France I did know that the Nazis tended to just send children who were too young to work straight to the gas chambers I think the author did a good job of illustrating why the French people seemed to forget what had happened and how the Holocaust indirectly affected them I hope writers continue writing stories like Sarah s Key that bring the atrocities of the Holocaust to light so we can learn and not repeat those mistakes

  9. says:

    A tragic and beautifully told story that is moving and evocative Having read this as a book club read some years ago it was nice to read it again and take it for what it was just a well written and beautifully told story, and a book that will stay with me many years from now Sarah s Key is the poignant story of two families, forever linked and haunted by one of the darkest days in France s past In this emotionally intense, page turning novel, Tatiana de Rosnay reveals the guilt brought on byA tragic and beautifully told story that is moving and evocative Having read this as a book club read some years ago it was nice to read it again and take it for what it was just a well written and beautifully told story, and a book that will stay with me many years from now Sarah s Key is the poignant story of two families, forever linked and haunted by one of the darkest days in France s past In this emotionally intense, page turning novel, Tatiana de Rosnay reveals the guilt brought on by long buried secrets and the damage that the truth can inflict when they finally come unravelled. I find I read books differently when I am reading them for sit in book club as opposed to leisurely reading for my own enjoyment, I sometimes think I am trying to hard to find the discussion value in the book or how others might see a situation or how my own opinion might become altered in the discussion.While awaiting a book delivery I am picking out a couple of books that I have wanted to re read for various reasons and Sarah s Key is ones that I wanted to revisit Based on an event in history Known as the Vel d Hiv Roundup French police, directed by Nazis, arrested and deported 13,000 Jewish men, women and children and the majority of those arrested were deported to Auschwitz The book follows two main characters Sarah, the young daughter of a Jewish family taken in 1942 and Julia, a journalist in modern day Paris, who has an assignment to write about the Vel d Hiv Roundup Both stories are interesting but I wastaken with Sarah s story and the historical events of the time While I really enjoyed the book for its page turning value and memorable characters I wasn t a fan of the romantic element of the story and the ending didn t really work for me either However I really did enjoy the novel and any book that highlights important events in history in my option are worth their weight in gold

  10. says:

    I agree with Katie on this one I did not enjoy this book It tells two stories one, about a young French girl whose family is rounded up and taken away during the Holocaust, and the other about a modern day journalist who is tracking down her story Julia, the contemporary narrator, was self obsessed, clueless and downright annoying I couldn t stand her husband, or even her perfect little kid, for that matter It made it hard to root for them because they were just so unlikeable The premis I agree with Katie on this one I did not enjoy this book It tells two stories one, about a young French girl whose family is rounded up and taken away during the Holocaust, and the other about a modern day journalist who is tracking down her story Julia, the contemporary narrator, was self obsessed, clueless and downright annoying I couldn t stand her husband, or even her perfect little kid, for that matter It made it hard to root for them because they were just so unlikeable The premise behind Sarah s story was good, but her character was so underdeveloped that I didn t feel emotionally invested in her story at all I wanted to feel something, because it was a Holocaust story, for crying out loud, but maybe once you ve read The Book Thief, everything else pales in comparison Plus, rather than showing the horrible conditions Sarah went through and letting the audience feel sad because they cared about her, the author just kept telling us how sad and terrible everything was, so there was nothing left to feel It seemed like lazy writing Also, the story was sooooooo predictable Every major plot point I saw coming from a thousand miles away I kept hoping that the author was intentionally misleading her readers, only to surprise them in the end, but no, everything turned out EXACTLY as I predicted from probably the first twenty pages Sigh

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