Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Turn The Page Tuesday

  Once again "Turn The Page Tuesday" has rolled around and it's time to tell our blogging buddies about the books we have been reading. Last month I read two very good books.

I started out with "Sarah's Key" by Tatiana De Rosnay. Recommended by my daughter Dawn. They had watched the movie in French class. She said it was very good but would make me cry.
Right on both accounts.
With Sara's Key, Tatiana De Rosnay has touched the hearts of Holocaust survivors.
 Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten-year-old girl, is taken with her parents by the French police as they go door-to-door arresting Jewish families in the middle of the night. Desperate to protect her younger brother, Sarah locks him in a bedroom cupboard- their secret hiding place- and promises to come back for him as soon as they are released.
Sixty Years Later: Sarah's story intertwines with that of Julia Jarmond, an American journalist investigating the roundup. In her research, Julia stumbles onto a trail of secrets that link her to Sarah, and to questions about her own romantic future.
The second book was found at a thrift store & what a lucky find was this.
 In "The Lace Reader" Towner Whitney, the self confessed unreliable narrator hails from a family of Salem women who can read the future in the patterns in lace, and who have guarded a history of secrets going back generations, but the disappearance of two women brings Towner home to Salem and the truth about the death of her twin sister to light.
This book has excerpts from The Lace Readers Guide- The lace reader must stare at the piece of lace until the pattern blurs and the face of the seeker disappears completely behind the veil. When the eyes begin to fill with tears and the patience is long exhausted, there will appear a glimpse of something not quite seen. In that moment an image will begin to form...in the space between what is real and what is only imagined.
The Lace Reader is full of magic & intrigue.


  1. Oh wow! These both sound really good! On the list they go!

  2. I boo hoo-ed through Sarah's Key. I don't know if I could handle the movie - I remember I read it when one of my boys was the same age as the little boy in the cupboard and just sobbed. Can't imagine what suffering they went through. I'm going to have to add the Lace book to my list - twist my arm ;-p So glad you joined in again this month!

  3. The Lace Reader sounds like something different! I read a lot of holocaust stories in my teens and twenties, and cried a lot. Maybe it is time for another??

  4. They both sound like good reading. I'd have to say The Lace Reader peaks my interest a little more.

  5. Hi Stacey,
    Both of these books sound good. I had not heard of either of them so will look out for them! Thanks for visiting my blog today.
    Sarah :)