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Join us to discuss Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
The next LIM College Book Club meeting will be held on May 6 at 6:30 p.m. in Maxwell Hall (1st floor). Join us as we discuss Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay.
Synopsis of Sarah's Key
Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a 10 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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“A haunting, riveting novel... This book grabs your heart in the opening chapter, and its scenes and characters stay with you long after you finish.”