Sunday, March 6, 2011

REMINDER: BFab this Tuesday!

Hi BFabers!
Looking forward to discussing Three Cups of Tea this Tuesday at my place at 7:30. Let's see how long we can stick to talking about the novel this time! LOL! Oh, and you'll be happy to know that I discovered Belgium chocolate-covered fruit at M&M's this week...the owner said to make sure they are eaten within an hour, which of course killed me - as if they'd last that long?!!!

Looking forward to seeing everyone again and picking our next three selections, so don't forget to bring your lists please! "Room" is #1 on the Bestseller list today, followed by "Secret Daughter" in the #2 spot, so we've been reading some popular work!

Are we still game for a throwback to an old Christopher Pike thriller selection? We may need to get to a city library to check those out!!! Who has a library card?

One of my suggestions comes off the bestseller list and is a fictional story of non-fiction events called "Sarah's Key:"
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. (From

See you on Tuesday!
xoxo RFab

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