Sarah's Key: A Novel, by Tatiana De Rosnay. 19 readers on Amazon gave it 4.5 stars; our club definitely agrees with this rating. Maybe there is something wrong with us, but we all seem to crave heart-wrenching stories of love and separation.
Sarah's Key is based in Paris, France over two time periods: 1942 (during the Nazi Occupation) and 2002. I don't think I want to write anymore because I don't want to spoil this good read. However, I will say you should carefully choose when/where you are going to get lost in this novel. I wrongfully chose my Cuba vacation and it cast a bit of a sad cloud over two days on my trip. But don't worry, it was the good kind of sad cloud, and I was back to feeling fine right after when I started indulging in Sophie Kinsella's latest Mini Shopaholic (thanks Katie!).
Here are the picks for Dec & Jan if you want to follow along with our book club: