Thursday, September 16, 2010

[Book Review] SARAH’S KEY by Tatiana de Rosnay


Sarah Frierson reviews SARAH’S KEY by Tatiana de Rosnay (St. Martin’s Press, 2007)

It’s not very often that a book can combine historical fiction and contemporary chick lit into one seamless novel, but that is the case with Sarah’s Key. While I may have been initially drawn to the book by some sort of egotistical fixation on the title, I was quickly pulled into a wonderfully told story.

Julia Jarmond, an American transplant and journalist, begins researching the 1942 roundups of Parisian Jews. She discovers the story of Sarah Starzynski and her family and takes the reader along as she digs deeper into the history of Sarah’s family, the history of her own family and the shameful history of a city under siege.

Sarah Frierson, History Department

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