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Sarahs Key
by Tatiana de Rosnay

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Paris July 1942 Sarah a ten year old girl,is brutally arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel dHiv roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother in a cupboard in the familys apartment Paris, May 2002 On Vel díHivís 60th anniversary, journalist Julia Jarmond is asked to write an article about this black day in Frances 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.Back

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