Indie Next ListOctober 2008
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
Paris July 1942: 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 Sarah has locked her brother in their favorite hiding place and kept the key thinking she will return soon.
Paris May 2002: On Vel' d'Hiv's sixtieth anniversary American journalist Julia Jarmond stumbles onto a trail of long-hidden family secrets that connects her to Sarah.