Monday, April 26, 2021

While Paris Slept

 While Paris Slept

Author: Ruth Druart

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing 

Year: 2021

In the midst of unspeakable horror and terror, a panicked mother thrusts her infant son into the hands of a stranger in a desperate attempt to save her baby. 

While Paris Slept is an engrossing story of survival, love, and what it means to be a family. Set during WWII and in a few years after the war, it is the story of young Sam and the two sets of parents who love him. His Jewish birth parents entrust Sam’s survival to stranger as they were about to be deported to Auschwitz. The man, a railroad worker, took the baby and fled Paris with his girlfriend. They made the treacherous journey to America with baby Sam. They were living the American dream after the war when they found out Sam’s birth parents survived the concentration camp and now want their son back. 

Told from multiple points of view, this compelling story of love, sacrifice, family, and identity, is perfect for fans of historical fiction and domestic dramas. 

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