Chapters 47-48 Summary

Gaspard Dufaure’s house is small and neat. At the sink, his wife is cutting vegetables. His voice is gruff as he pats his old, nearly blind dog and tells Julia the story she so wanted to hear. He and his brother knew there had been some trouble during the war, but they were young and did not remember the nature of that trouble. After their grandfather, Jules, died, their father told them that Sarah Dufaure was actually born Sarah Starzynski, was Jewish, and was hidden by their grandparents all those years.

He always thought there was “something sad” about Sarah, and she was a difficult person to reach because her joy was gone. The boys were told their grandparents adopted her because her parents had died during...

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