Sarah's Key (Compact Disc)

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October 2008 Indie Next List


“Sarah's Key is told from both the perspective of an 10-year-old girl whose family is rounded up during the Vel D'Hiv in France in 1942 and an American who presently lives in Paris. The heartbreak is real, the love is true, and the need to find out how their two lives are connected made this one of my absolute favorites!”
— Sarah Galvin, The Bookstore Plus, Lake Placid, NY

October 2008 Indie Next List


“Sarah's Key is told from both the perspective of an 10-year-old girl whose family is rounded up during the Vel D'Hiv in France in 1942 and an American who presently lives in Paris. The heartbreak is real, the love is true, and the need to find out how their two lives are connected made this one of my absolute favorites!”
— Sarah Galvin, The Bookstore Plus, Lake Placid, NY

April 2009 Indie Next List


“Sarah's Key is the story of Sarah, a 12-year-old girl swept up by the police in the Vel D'Hiv roundup in occupied France, and of journalist Julia Jarmond, who is writing about the event 60 years later. This hauntingly powerful story will remain with you long after the last page is turned.”
— Linda Walonen, Bay Books, San Ramon, CA

September 2009 Indie Next List


“This emotionally intense story of a young girl who is caught up in a roundup of Jewish families in Paris during World War II is a powerful selection for reading groups.”
— Sandy Palmer, Wy'east Book Shoppe & Art Gallery, Welches, OR

Description


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.

About the Author


TATIANA DE ROSNAY is the author of more than ten novels, including the "New York Times "bestselling novel "Sarah's Key", an international sensation with over 4 million copies sold in thirty-five countries worldwide that has now been made into a major film. Together with Dan Brown, Stephenie Meyer, and Stieg Larsson, she was named one of the top ten fiction writers in Europe in 2009. Tatiana lives with her husband and two children in Paris.

Polly Stone has recorded a number of popular audiobooks, the most prominent of which is "Sarah's Key" by Tatiana de Rosnay. "Publishers Weekly" praised her narration of the novel saying that " Polly Stone gives an excellent performance... [The] novel is captivating, and the powerful narration gives it even greater impact." She has also narrated "Shaggy Muses" and is the author of "1003 Great Things About Being Jewish."

Praise For…


“This is a remarkable historical novel, a book which brings to light a disturbing and deliberately hidden aspect of French behavior towards Jews during World War II.  Like Sophie's Choice, it's a book that impresses itself upon one's heart and soul forever.”
–Naomi Ragen, author of The Saturday Wife and The Covenant
 
“Sarah's Key unlocks the star crossed, heart thumping story of an American journalist in Paris and the 60-year-old secret that could destroy her marriage.  This book will stay on your mind long after it's back on the shelf.”
–Risa Miller, author of Welcome to Heavenly Heights "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." -- Publishers Weekly "Sarah's Key opens a door into this heartbreaking WWII episode that's been cloaked in silence, making it intensely real and affecting." – Book Page "Tatiana de Rosnay offers us a brilliantly subtle, compelling portrait of France under occupation and reveals the taboos and silence that surroudn this painful episode." – News-Record "Polly Stone's flawless transitions alternate between English adn French and the 1942 and present time setting of two stories." —The Chapel Hill Herald  

Product Details
ISBN: 9781427208477
ISBN-10: 1427208476
Publisher: MacMillan Audio
Publication Date: May 26th, 2009
Pages: 8
Language: English