New York Times Bestseller Kristin Harmel Event
Join Best of Books to celebrate New York Times Bestselling author Kristin Harmel's THE FOREST OF VANISHING STARS!
Kristin will be in-conversation with Jennifer Rosner discussing the astounding survival of refugees in the forests of WW2.
Monday, July 12th, at 7pm CST.
GIVEAWAY! Everyone registered will be entered to win a prize from Kristin: The Forest of Vanishing Stars tote bag, koozie, and key chain!
Every copy purchased will come with a SIGNED bookplate!
About the book: After being stolen from her wealthy German parents and raised in the unforgiving wilderness of eastern Europe, a young woman finds herself alone in 1941 after her kidnapper dies. Her solitary existence is interrupted, however, when she happens upon a group of Jews fleeing the Nazi terror. Stunned to learn what’s happening in the outside world, she vows to teach the group all she can about surviving in the forest—and in turn, they teach her some surprising lessons about opening her heart after years of isolation. But when she is betrayed and escapes into a German-occupied village, her past and present come together in a shocking collision that could change everything.
Based partially on incredible true stories of survival against staggering odds, and suffused with the kind of journey from the wilderness that made Where the Crawdads Sing a worldwide phenomenon, The Forest of Vanishing Stars is a heart-wrenching and suspenseful novel from the #1 internationally bestselling author whose writing has been hailed as “sweeping and magnificent” (Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author), “immersive and evocative” (Publishers Weekly), and “gripping” (Tampa Bay Times).
About the author: Kristin Harmel made her New York Times bestseller debut with The Book of Lost Names, which was praised as a “heart-stopping take of survival and heroism” by People Magazine. Once again showcasing her gift for capturing the resilience of the human spirit and inspired by incredible true stories of survival against staggering odds, she returns with THE FOREST OF VANISHING STARS. Harmel introduces a young woman who was raised in the unforgiving wilderness of eastern Europe and uses her knowledge living off the land to help a group of Jewish refugees about hiding and surviving in the forests.
About the moderator: Jennifer Rosner is author of THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS, called "exquisite, heart-rending...an absolutely beautiful and necessary novel" by The New York Times Book Review and a Finalist for the 2020 National Jewish Book Award. Her previously published books include the memoir, IF A TREE FALLS: A Family's Quest to Hear and Be Heard, and the picture book, THE MITTEN STRING, a Sydney Taylor Book Award Notable. In addition to writing, Jennifer teaches philosophy. She received her BA from Columbia University and her Ph.D. from Stanford University, and lives in western MA with her family.