Thursday, April 26, 2012

Today's Book: Sarah's Key

Tatiana De Rosnay: Sarah's Key

She closed the door on the little white face, turned the key in the lock. Then she slipped the key into her pocket. The lock was hidden by a pivoting device shaped like a light switch. It was impossible to see the outline of the cupboard in the paneling of the wall. Yes, he’d be safe there. She was sure of it. The girl murmured his name and laid her palm flat on the wooden panel. “I’ll come back for you later. I promise.” -From Sarah’s Key, page 9-

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.

This is the book what everybody have to read. It tells about the the little girl and her family. They were Jews.. It is a book, what you can't put down. Tatiana de Rosnay knows so well, how to write a story what feels like a real. Take lots of napkins with, when you start this book. And remember, you might hit the morning hours, if you start this book in the evening.
After reading this book, you might realize, how lucky we are to live in a freedom? How lucky we are that we have what we have? Life can change in a second, even Sarah thought  to come back as soon as possible. And she did, but ... yes, this story feels so real. You have lots of questions after this book, why? why? why?
One day I want to travel to the Europe; Poland, Paris, German...go to these museums and places. Face the sorrow and sadness, see the places where people have been without their want, see what life was ONLY 70 years ago.

Be happy what we have today.
And enjoy this book! It is MUST to read.

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