Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

I am so glad I read Sarah’s Key.

I learned stuff I did not know.

I did not know about the round up and deportation of Jewish families from Paris to Auschwitz.

I did not know about the children who were separated from their parents and killed.

The initial chapters alternate between Julia Jarmond (an expatriate journalist living in Paris) and Sarah Starzynski’s (a Vel d’Hiv survivor) stories. There were times when Sarah’s storyline was so intense I wanted to skip Julia’s chapters and go directly to Sarah’s. I was not happy when the alternating chapters ended and Julia’s contemporary life became the full focus. Yet, I had to keep reading because the book is suspenseful and well written.

The author's web site mentions a movie in the works.