Sarah's Key

Written by:
Tatiana De Rosnay
Narrated by:
Polly Stone

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
December 2008
10 hours 0 minutes
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.
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Diane Marks

I loved the story. I loved how the writer used the journalist to investigated the story. It is two stories in one intertwing with each other. It is terrible what happened. The writer made it sound very real. The story is fiction but the events very are real.

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Lilly Spring

the book itself is really long and it drones on. the narrator has a soothing voice and is nice to listen to. but you might fall asleep.

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Holly Harrison

What started out as a great premise quickly took a wrong turn by being overly lengthy. Telling the stories from the viewpoint of two women, one is a child suffering under the Nazi’s; the other is an older married woman. I was not at all interested in the modern day sections of the book; I was only interested in Sarah`s story. I found after her part of the story was done I was wishing it would continue on, slowing us her life instead of Julia's.

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Kristen Nuchols

It's an excellent book that sheds light on what happened to the Jews in France during the war while still holding your imagination about a current day family"s connection to the main character. It's a must read and a must recommendation for others to read.

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