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Tatiana de Rosnay takes the reader on two journies simultaneously. One is of Sarah, a young Jewish girl in 1942 France who find herself thrust into the horrors of the Jewish Vel’ d’Hiv’ roundup in Paris by French soliders under Nazi orders. The other is Julia, an American journalist who married a Frenchman and has lived in France for the past 25 years. Julia is given the task of reporting on the Vel’ d’Hiv’ rounup for the upcoming 60 year anniversary. She finds a country that has just about forgotten about this shameful time and an intersection bewteen her's and Sarah's lives.
The book is truly difficult to put down. The characters instantly draw you in. The stories are captivating, educational, and definitely leave you thinking deeper. A great book for discussion groups.
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