Sarah’s Key

I bought this book during the previous Big Bad Wolf sale which we went on Saturday. I started reading it that night and really got stuck with it. It took me 2 nights to finish the book. If I was childless, I could finish it in a day..heh!

I never know about the author before but I have came across the title on MPH website, thus why I chose this book to buy among others.

Here are some interesting info about the book.

*How long did it take you to write Sarah’s Key?
It took me one year to research it, two years to write it, and two years to get it published!

*Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay is published in 38 countries and has sold over two million copies worldwide. A movie starring Kristin Scott-Thomas has been released in Europe (in French).

For those who wonder what’s the book is all about, here is the synopsis:

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.

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