This last month for book club, we met at Kim’s house to discuss Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. This book was about World War II, the Holocaust and contemporary Paris. In modern-day Paris, a journalist finds her life becoming entwined with a young girl whose family was torn apart during the notorious Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup in 1942. The chapters switched back and forth between young Sarah and journalist Julia, alternating between the past and the present.
There were several themes to this book, many secrets, and an obvious morale to the story…’remember and never forget’. I think we all agreed that the ending was left unfinished and didn’t really have a firm closure to the story. Some of us made our own (desired) conclusions. All in all, a good read and while the author took some liberties with how the history was told through a modern day setting, it was good to read about a portion of French history that we often didn’t hear about. I, for one, was unaware of many of the factual points brought out in the book.
While we discussed the book, our ‘french’ themed dinner that Kim prepared was scrumptious! Here is mushroom and asparagus stuffed crepes.
And a lemon tart.
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