Book Recommendation 23 #Reads


Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay is this week’s book recommendation.


Genre: Historical Fiction


Why should you pick it up?


This is one of those reads around the Second World War which affected me a lot. This is the story of a little girl, a Jewish girl, who along with her family was caught up in the infamous Vel’ d’Hiv’ roundup. In order to save her little brother, she hid him in a cupboard and carried the key with her to come back and let him out later. Little did she know then that it would take a long time for her to be back.


What happened to her brother? What happened to her? That’s the story of this book told by another character, an American journalist whose life in some ways is connected to the little girl.


It is an emotional read. It makes you wonder why had the kids to suffer for one man’s ludicrous desires to rule. I have read much non-fiction on the Second World War and let me tell you that Vel’ d’Hiv’ was shameful. Also, that in the war many, many Jewish children not only lost their lives and childhood but more.


Read this book because it will touch your heart in ways I cannot quite explain.


Leaving you with the blurb.




Released in 2010 as a major motion picture starring Kristin Scott Thomas.


Paris, July 1942. Sarah, a ten-year-old Jewish girl, is arrested by the French police in the middle of the night, along with her mother and father. Desperate to protect her younger brother, she locks him in a cupboard and promises to come back for him as soon as she can.


Paris, May 2002. Julia Jarmond, an American journalist, is asked to write about the 60th anniversary of the Vel’ d’Hiv’ – the infamous day in 1942 when French police rounded up thousands of Jewish men, women and children, in order to send them to concentration camps. Sarah’s Key is the poignant story of two families, forever linked and haunted by one of the darkest days in France’s past. In this emotionally intense, page-turning novel, Tatiana de Rosnay reveals the guilt brought on by long-buried secrets and the damage that the truth can inflict when they finally come unravelled.


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Sarah’s Key



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7 thoughts on “Book Recommendation 23 #Reads”

  1. I am fascinated by the stories of the WWII. Oh, I am definitely picking up this one. Thanks for recommending Sarah’s Key!

  2. God this made me tremble to read it. What atrocities were committed in those times. I am so intrigued by is blurb and your reco but hesitant as I just don’t want to read anymore depressing books from the world war era….

  3. WWII stories have always captivated me. I’m sure this one will make me cry, but I still want to read it. Thanks for sharing, Naba.

  4. WWII stories are intriguing, full of hope and reality of those times. This one makes me sad but I will pick this up. Thanks Naba. I always look up to you to build my TBR. Most of the books I read are your recos πŸ™‚ I am on Salt to the Sea now πŸ™‚
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