Book Club selection September & October

Here is  our selection for Book Club for the months of September and October.  Hopefully with kids back in school and colder temperatures we will be able to cuddle up and get our read on!!

So I honestly don’t go out to the movies that often and I didn’t know that our last selection {The Help} was being made into a movie.  And it came out while we were reading.  So in looking up this book apparently it is also coming out as a movie.  But reading the book is almost always better than the movie anyway.

sarah's key

Sarah’s Key

by

Tatiana DeRosnay

You know I don’t like to give away a lot about books before we start reading them, but I feel I must say a few things about this book.  It is a haunting yet beautiful tale.  It deals with a period of time during WWII when Jews were rounded up in France.  It goes into some bad conditions they endured including concentration camps.  This is a story that will stay with you.  However I think it is well worth the read.  If you would like to know more, please read the synopsis.  And if you have any questions about his book, please feel free to contact me.

Synopsis

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.

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Comments

  1. Great pick! I read this one last year and enjoyed it. It's a great choice for discussion.

    Putting it out on the link parties is a great way to increase participants. Even though I have a book club going locally, I like doing this online, too.

  2. I'm currently re-reading 1984 with a "Family Book Club" but I'm totally going to go and check out this book next! The fact that these books were made into movies just goes to show how good they are. (Thought it's true that the book is always better.)

  3. Also I had a suggestion. I know, last time you were wondering what people liked more, one month or two, and I had the thought pop into my head – what if you start posting questions the last month. Break it up, and allow for more conversation. Maybe ask a question a week on the 2nd month starting with the beginning of the book so you don't give anything away. Just a thought!

  4. I am going to have to get this book. I would love to participate in a book club and get others insights to a good book.

    Ruth

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