Monday, February 28, 2011

A Secret Kept by Tatiana de Rosnay

A Secret Kept was written by the same author that wrote the book club favorite Sarah's Key. That didn't interest me as much as the title of this one. Who doesn't love a book about family secrets? Set in Paris, this is the story of a man going through middle-age crisis who discovers a long-kept secret about his mother, who passed away when he was a child. The secret itself takes a long time to come out, but the book is so beautifully written that by the time it's revealed, you don't even care.


1 comment:

  1. One of the main characters of the book makes only a brief appearance in the early chapters. For the remainder of the book, it is her absence and the circumstances surrounding it, that is the main theme of the novel.
    For his sister Clarisse's 40th birthday, Antonio takes her on a trip to their childhood vacation spot. His family enjoyed several summers there until their mother died suddenly and, for them, mysteriously