Sarah's Key, by Tatiana de Rosnay

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Sarah's Key, by Tatiana de Rosnay
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Mon, 08-13-2012 - 12:26am

I know this book came out some years ago, but I just recently read it and it's one of the best books I've ever read. I'm new to this board so I'm not sure how you do things here, but I won't give anything away. It tells the story of a Jewish girl living in Paris when the Nazi's made the Paris police round up the Jews, and the story of a woman living in Paris in modern times. The author alternates each of their stories by chapter. I generally don't like when authors tell stories from various points of view, but this worked so well. I couldn't wait for the next chapter as each female had such an interesting story. The two points of view came together in such an amazing way by the author. This book was fiction, but the roundup of Jews in Paris was real. It was a very good read. Our book club just read this book last month and we all liked the book.

Sorry if I've done this wrong, I didn't take the time, I admit, to look at other posts on here. And the book is a few years old so perhaps most of you have already read the book. It was so good I just had to share.

 

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Registered: 03-01-2003
Fri, 09-14-2012 - 7:58am

Thanks for the review!  This book has been on my wishlist for quite some time.  Glad to hear it was a good read =)   I sent you a PM as well =)

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Registered: 06-13-2008
Fri, 09-14-2012 - 7:17pm

I enjoyed the book as well. I watched the movie this summer and I thought that it was quite well done as well.

Kathie

 Kathie

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Registered: 06-13-2008
Thu, 09-20-2012 - 5:40pm

I just finished this book and really enjoyed it. I think that if you enjoyed Sarah's Key, you will like this one as well.

Kathie

The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman

A rapturous new novel of first love in a time of war-from the celebrated author of The Last Van Gogh.

In pre-war Prague, the dreams of two young lovers are shattered when they are separated by the Nazi invasion. Then, decades later, thousands of miles away in New York, there's an inescapable glance of recognition between two strangers. Providence is giving Lenka and Josef one more chance. From the glamorous ease of life in Prague before the Occupation, to the horrors of Nazi Europe, The Lost Wife explores the power of first love, the resilience of the human spirit- and the strength of memory.

 Kathie