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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sarah's Key

Sarah's Key adapted from a book by Tatiana de Rosnay is an emotional look into the roundup of Jews in Paris during WWII. Melusine Mayance is remarkable in playing a young French girl called Sarah.
This is an amazing story, but be sure to keep the tissues handy.

A decades-old mystery unsolved. A courageous life unknown. A family's secrets untold - until now. Julia Jarmond is an American journalist living in Paris with her French husband, Bertrand assigned to cover the anniversary of France's notorious 1942 Vel' d'Hiv Roundup of Jews in World War II. She's stunned to discover the Bertrand's family apartment was the scene of an unspeakable incident committed during the war; his family has been concealing a disturbing secret; and a young French girl, Sarah, holds the key to unlock the devastating truth.

What surprises me about this story is that Tatiana de Rosnay's book was rejected so many times before finally being accepted for publication. It quickly leaped to the top of the New York Times Bestseller List.

1 comment:

Joanne said...

I should read the book. The movie was incredible. Kristen Scott-Thomas can say so much with her eyes. And usually I like books more than movies, so it has to be a winner.