Join us today at 5:30pm in the Schmidt Gallery for Read2Reel. We will be discussing the book Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. Haven’t read the book? Stop in anyway for energetic conversation and to watch the movie based on the book.
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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.
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Can’t make it tonight? The next discussion is scheduled for Tuesday, December 17th. We will be discussing the book Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer.