Captivating Account of History & Destinies

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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.    

Categories: fiction & literature
by B&N Bookseller Sarah_R on ‎04-27-2009 09:31 PM
My store manager has this book on constant focus in our staff recs bay. I have it on my "to-read" shelf at home. I feel like I'm putting it off because I want to savor it, but how can I savor it if I haven't read it yet?
by crimekitty763 on ‎05-11-2009 09:01 PM
I read this book a few weeks ago.  It was very interesting although predictable.  It did start my reading of several other WW  II books.  This is a period of our history that should be read by everyone. 
by Annie61 on ‎06-30-2009 05:19 PM
I read this book a few months ago.  I loved it.  I went on to read  other book about the French resistance I liked just as well.
by dutta on ‎07-03-2009 12:42 PM
If you like war stories,this is a wonderful book to read.
by bonereader on ‎07-05-2009 02:08 PM
Have read many WWII era historical fiction pieces. Loved this one. The characters are well developed and the perspective a new one. Learned a little hisory in the process.

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