Thursday, January 13, 2011

If you want a book that you just won't be able to put down, then Sarah's Key is for you! It started as my 'book to read in bed at night' and has turned into filling every spare daily minute. I will finish it today and hate to see it end.

It takes place in and around Paris. The chapters alternate between the voice of a ten year old girl in 1941 and a woman reporter of today. The story is about the French police rounding up the Jews and sending them off to almost certain death... a piece of history I was totally unaware of. You'll love Sarah who is one of the children rounded up and sent away. She escapes from a prison camp to get back to Paris to find her younger brother who she locked in a cupboard (the key) to hopefully keep him hidden an safe from the enemy.

The woman reporter is writng a story about the Round-up and slowly learns about Sarah and the house she lived in.  

I won't tell anymore. Just dash to the library or bookstore and grab a copy of Sarah's Key.

Then plan on ordering in or getting Take-out as you won't want to leave your chair.

Make  a great day!
Joni

5 comments:

twobutterflies said...

I'm definitely going to have to get this one!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

We're thinking of reading it for our book club in March...

Hunny Bunny said...

I bought this book at some point last year and have yet to read it. I just saw it while unpacking my book boxes the other day. I'll have to pull it out and get started, glad it really is a good read. I was afraid it was going to let me down, so I was letting it sit holding on to my high expectations.
Thanks for posting about it.

Karen said...

It's been on my shelf for over a year. Once I finish my current book group book, I'll move it to the top of my pile. You are one of many I know who recommend it.

Helen said...

thank you for the recommendation Joni ... will add to my list