After Book Club

So last night was our book club meeting. I will admit when I went in I had not finished the book (The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society). And I will be honest in saying that as of right now I still have not finished it. In fact I highly doubt I will finish it. This book was not bad (everyone but myself that was there highly enjoyed the book) but I have to much of an analytical mind for the constant jumping around. The book is written in an epistle (letter) format and trying to keep up with who wrote what to who and when made my brain hurt. Some parts where very entertaining and interesting and others were just the random thoughts of the main letter writer. I managed to get half way through the book before I just couldn’t force myself to go further. Next month we will be reading Sarah’s Key. I will post the Goodreads Synopsis below and let you know what I think of that one. (One of the members who was not there last night says she loves this book and I know we have similar book interests so I am keeping hope that it will be one I can finish).


Sarah’s Key

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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