Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten year-old girl, is 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 ...
Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten year-old girl, is 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 re-evaluate 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.
Great book! Great supplier service, arrived long before the estimated arrival date. Will order again from this supplier.
Susan K P
Dec 19, 2013
This was a really great book. I could not put it down.
Jul 20, 2012
A wonderful gripping tale covering the span of generations. Sarah's story begins in WWII France as a young girl. The story follows her to a reporter in Paris who discovers her history and subsequent life as a emotionally torn woman who can no longer face her past.
Jan 5, 2012
Received book in a timely manner, and it is in great condition.
Jul 17, 2011
The Strength of Children
This was a hard book to read because it became very emotional following Sarah's story. However, it was definitely worth reading and in some cases an eye-opener. May make you cry but you'll also applaud the heroism and kindness of some people.
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