Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

Reading history books are not on top of my reading list. But it seems that I am quite drawn to historical fiction. When I was in grade 9, I found out about the American civil war not from Mr. Wong (Social studies teacher), but from Scarlet, Rhett, Ashley and Prissy of Gone with the Wind.

And now, 25 years later, Sarah's key moves me. (yes, I'm late for the party.) It's a story of a girl in war time Paris and of a woman also in Paris in the present. It's about the French's (not just the Nazis) part in the round up of the Jews -- the Vel d'Hiv Round up and of a journalist's life transforming experience in discovering her story.

Like many successful novels, there is a movie apparently. I'll have to check it out.