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Sarah's key, Tatiana de Rosnay

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Sarah's key
Title
Sarah's key
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Tatiana de Rosnay
Title variation
Sarahs key
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Subject
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Language
eng
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Character
Review
  • /* Starred Review */ De Rosnay’s U.S. debut fictionalizes the 1942 Paris roundups and deportations, in which thousands of Jewish families were arrested, held at the Vélodrome d’Hiver outside the city, then transported to Auschwitz. Forty-five-year-old Julia Jarmond, American by birth, moved to Paris when she was 20 and is married to the arrogant, unfaithful Bertrand Tézac, with whom she has an 11-year-old daughter. Julia writes for an American magazine and her editor assigns her to cover the 60th anniversary of the Vél’ d’Hiv’ roundups. Julia soon learns that the apartment she and Bertrand plan to move into was acquired by Bertrand’s family when its Jewish occupants were dispossessed and deported 60 years before. She resolves to find out what happened to the former occupants: Wladyslaw and Rywka Starzynski, parents of 10-year-old Sarah and four-year-old Michel. The more Julia discovers—especially about Sarah, the only member of the Starzynski family to survive—the more she uncovers about Bertrand’s family, about France and, finally, herself. Already translated into 15 languages, the novel is De Rosnay’s 10th (but her first written in English, her first language). It beautifully conveys Julia’s conflicting loyalties, and makes Sarah’s trials so riveting, her innocence so absorbing, that the book is hard to put down. (July) --Staff (Reviewed May 28, 2007) (Publishers Weekly, vol 254, issue 22, p38)
  • /* Starred Review */ Pivotal to this novel is the key in ten-year-old Sarah's pocket. It opens the cupboard in which she has hidden her younger brother from the French police, who are rounding up Jews in Paris. It is July 16, 1942, and Sarah, along with her parents and hundreds more people, are brought to the stadium Vélodrome d'Hiver, where they spend several days without food or water before being sent to French camps en route to Auschwitz. Arriving at the camp Beaune-la-Rolande, Sarah is separated from her parents and manages to escape. Nearby farmers not only protect but eventually adopt her. In alternating chapters, we read of American-born journalist Julia Jarmond, who's working on a magazine story about the "Vel'd'Hiv" roundup on its 60th anniversary. Because the grandparents of Julia's husband moved into the apartment once owned by Sarah's family, we learn what Sarah discovers when she finally returns ten years later with the key—knowledge so traumatic that it changes Julia's life forever. This debut by French-born de Rosnay has been translated into 15 languages and will surely be an international best seller. Masterly and compelling, it is not something that readers will quickly forget. Highly recommended.—Lisa Rohrbaugh, East Palestine Memorial P.L., OH --Lisa Rohrbaugh (Reviewed May 15, 2007) (Library Journal, vol 132, issue 9, p78)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
173739
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosnay, Tatiana de
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9105.9.R66
LC item number
S27 2007
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Jews
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Americans
  • Women authors
  • Family secrets
  • France
  • Paris (France)
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Sarah's key, Tatiana de Rosnay
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Publication
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
481 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780786299232
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007-27491
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm152560517
  • 4487-76460
  • (OCoLC)152560517
  • (OUa)vtls000754855
  • (OCoLC)ocn456691525
Label
Sarah's key, Tatiana de Rosnay
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
481 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780786299232
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007-27491
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm152560517
  • 4487-76460
  • (OCoLC)152560517
  • (OUa)vtls000754855
  • (OCoLC)ocn456691525

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