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Is everyone enjoying our selection for September and October??  As a reminder, we are reading:

sarah's key

Sarah’s Key

by

Tatiana DeRosnay

This book is very powerful.  It is a story that stays with you.  I used to travel a lot and I would always go to the book store at the airport and get a book to read on my flights.  I picked this one up not knowing much about it and I finished it that trip.  I was so moved by this book.  I came home and immediately loaned it to my friend.  Basically made her read it because I wanted someone to talk to about it.  It is well worth your time to read it. 

I wanted to post a few discussion questions for those people that are done reading or have started.  I won’t give anything away.

. What did you know about France’s role in World War II—and the Vél d’Hiv round-up in particular—before reading Sarah’s Key? How did this book teach you about, or change your impression of, this important chapter in French history?

. Sarah’s Key is composed of two interweaving story lines: Sarah’s, in the past, and Julia’s quest in the present day. Discuss the structure and prose-style of each narrative. Did you enjoy the alternating stories and time-frames? What are the strengths or drawbacks of this format?

. Per above: Which “voice” did you prefer: Sarah’s or Julia’s? Why? Is one more or less authentic than the other? If you could meet either of the two characters, which one would you choose?

Let me know your thoughts.  Have you started or finished this book yet?  I am so looking forward to this discussion.  This book is one I think you will want to talk about.  I know I did.  Happy reading!!

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