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Sarah's Key Chapter Summary & Analysis - Pages 1-58 Summary

Tatiana de Rosnay
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Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay contains two time periods: 1942 and 2002. All of the main story and action takes place in Paris. The two stories alternate throughout the book, two or more pages at a time.

Paris, July 16, 1942

A ten-year-old girl eavesdrops on her parents. They speak in their native Polish - a language the girl understands, but does not speak as fluently as her parents. The girl hears words she can decipher but does not understand. These words include camp, arrests, and roundup. The girl wants to know what the words mean but cannot ask her parents or they will know she was eavesdropping on the conversation.

It is the first time the girl sees her parents afraid. The girl knows the fear comes from the presence of the Germans but does not truly understand. The girl's father, a factory foreman, lives upstairs during...

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