Sarah’s Key

Sarah’s Key

Sarah’s Key Chapter 61 Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
In Lucca, Julia and Zoë make their way to the hotel. Julia worries it was crazy to travel to Italy, but she is reassured when she looks at Zoë’s face, “beautiful, incandescent with joy and excitement.” Julia is comforted by the idea that she can make this “a summer [Zoë will] never forget.”
Here, Julia actively includes Zoë in her investigation. It seems Julia is not only concerned with learning about Sarah for personal reasons, but is also committed to Zoë learning about the history of her country (France) and of her paternal relatives.
Themes
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