Sarah's Key

Tatiana de Rosnay, read by Polly Stone

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Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten year-old girl, is brutally arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel’ d’Hiv’ roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother in a cupboard in the family's apartment, thinking that she will be back within a few hours.

Paris, May 2002: On Vel’ d’Hiv’s 60th anniversary, journalist Julia Jarmond is asked to write an article about this black day in France's past. Through her contemporary investigation, she stumbles onto a trail of long-hidden family secrets that connect her to Sarah. Julia finds herself compelled to retrace the girl's ordeal, from that terrible term in the Vel d'Hiv', to the camps, and beyond. As she probes into Sarah's past, she begins to question her own place in France, and to reevaluate her marriage and her life.
Tatiana de Rosnay offers us a brilliantly subtle, compelling portrait of France under occupation and reveals the taboos and silence that surround this painful episode.

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SARAH'S KEY (Chapter 1)

Paris, July 1942

 

The girl was the first to hear the loud pounding on the door. Her room was closest to the entrance of the apartment. At first, dazed with sleep, she thought it was her father, coming up from his hiding place in the cellar. He'd forgotten his keys, and was impatient because nobody had heard his first, timid knock. But then came the voices, strong and brutal in the silence of the night. Nothing to do with her father. "Police! Open up! Now!"

The pounding took up again, louder. It echoed to the marrow of her bones.

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“This is a remarkable historical novel, a book which brings to light a disturbing and deliberately hidden aspect of French behavior towards Jews during World War II.  Like Sophie's Choice, it's a book that impresses itself upon one's heart and soul forever.”
–Naomi Ragen, author of The Saturday Wife and The Covenant
 
“Sarah's Key unlocks the star crossed, heart thumping story of an American journalist in Paris and the 60-year-old secret that could destroy her marriage.  This book will stay on your mind long after it's back on the shelf.”
–Risa Miller, author of Welcome to Heavenly Heights
 
"The story is heart-wrenching, and Polly Stone gives an excellent performance, keeping a low-key tone through descriptions of horror that would elicit excessive dramatics from a less talented performer." -- Publishers Weekly
 
"Sarah's Key opens a door into this heartbreaking WWII episode that's been cloaked in silence, making it intensely real and affecting." – Book Page
 
"Tatiana de Rosnay offers us a brilliantly subtle, compelling portrait of France under occupation and reveals the taboos and silence that surroudn this painful episode." – News-Record
 
"Polly Stone's flawless transitions alternate between English adn French and the 1942 and present time setting of two stories." —The Chapel Hill Herald
 
"Polly Stone's delivery of Sarah's story is rivitng with its spare emotional power." - AudioFile Magazine
 
 

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Tatiana de Rosnay, read by Polly Stone

TATIANA DE ROSNAY was born in the suburbs of Paris and is of English, French and Russian descent.  She is the author of nine French novels.  She also writes for French ELLE, and is a literary critic for Psychologies magazine. Tatiana de Rosnay is married and has two children.  SARAH'S KEY is her first novel written in her mother tongue, English.

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Sarah's Key
Tatiana de Rosnay, read by Polly Stone

Unabridged Compact Disc

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Macmillan Audio
March 2014
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427251572
ISBN10: 1427251576
5 3/8 x 5 7/8 inches, Audio Run Time: 10:00
$14.99

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Macmillan Audio
May 2009
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427208477
ISBN10: 1427208476
5 3/8 x 5 7/8 inches, Audio Run Time: 10:00
$29.95

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Macmillan Audio
December 2008
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427207562
ISBN10: 1427207569
Audio Run Time: 10:00
$19.99

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St. Martin's Press
October 2011
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781250004215
ISBN10: 1250004217
5 x 7 1/4 inches, 400 pages
$19.99

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Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
June 2007
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312370831
ISBN10: 0312370830
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 304 pages
$25.95

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
September 2008
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312370848
ISBN10: 0312370849
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages
$13.95

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Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
July 2011
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250004345
ISBN10: 1250004349
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 336 pages
$13.99

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St. Martin's Press
June 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429985215
ISBN10: 1429985216
304 pages
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