As usual, our votes were VERY close. Thank you for hanging in there for an extra day and participating in our tie breaker. Here are the results although as you can see, we were really close to tying again. :o)
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton 15 votes (32%)
One Day by David Nicholls 13 votes (28%)
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay 19 votes (40%)
Grab your copy and start the discussions with us starting about a week from now on September 7th. :o) Our book selection is now available in our store. If you will be purchasing your book online anyway and would like to support the LiWBC, buy it through our store.
Publisher's Weekly Book Review
De Rosnay's U.S. debut fictionalizes the 1942 Paris roundups and deportations, in which thousands of Jewish families were arrested, held at the Vélodrome d'Hiver outside the city, then transported to Auschwitz. Forty-five-year-old Julia Jarmond, American by birth, moved to Paris when she was 20 and is married to the arrogant, unfaithful Bertrand Tézac, with whom she has an 11-year-old daughter. Julia writes for an American magazine and her editor assigns her to cover the 60th anniversary of the Vél' d'Hiv' roundups. Julia soon learns that the apartment she and Bertrand plan to move into was acquired by Bertrand's family when its Jewish occupants were dispossessed and deported 60 years before. She resolves to find out what happened to the former occupants: Wladyslaw and Rywka Starzynski, parents of 10-year-old Sarah and four-year-old Michel. The more Julia discovers—especially about Sarah, the only member of the Starzynski family to survive—the more she uncovers about Bertrand's family, about France and, finally, herself. Already translated into 15 languages, the novel is De Rosnay's 10th (but her first written in English, her first language). It beautifully conveys Julia's conflicting loyalties, and makes Sarah's trials so riveting, her innocence so absorbing, that the book is hard to put down.
Grab your copy today! We look forward to reading with you. :o)