An Evening with Kristin Harmel (A Niles-Maine District Library Event)

We are so pleased to support Niles-Maine District Library, as they host New York Times bestselling author Kristin Harmel, author of The Book of Lost Names and the recent The Forest of Vanishing Stars. Ms. Harmel will speak about her writing process and the inspiration for her stories. Discussion and Q & A will be moderated by library staff. This virtual program is free and open to the public. Click here to reserve your spot. 

This program is sponsored and presented in partnership with the Glenview, Lincolnwood and Niles-Maine public libraries. Expect the link via email 24-48 hours before the event. You can access the Zoom presentation using your computer, tablet or smartphone. To learn how to join a Zoom meeting, click HERE. You can also check out this YouTube tutorial on joining a Zoom presentation. Total registration capacity is 500 for this event. 

About the Book: The New York Times bestselling author of the "heart-stopping tale of survival and heroism" (PeopleThe Book of Lost Names returns with The Forest of Vanishing Stars, an evocative coming-of-age World War II story about a young woman who uses her knowledge of the wilderness to help Jewish refugees escape the Nazis--until a secret from her past threatens everything.

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.

Inspired by incredible true stories of survival against staggering odds, and suffused with the journey-from-the-wilderness elements 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 is the New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen novels including The Forest of Vanishing StarsThe Book of Lost NamesThe Room on Rue Amélie, and The Sweetness of Forgetting. She is published in thirty languages and is the cofounder and cohost of the popular web series, Friends and Fiction. She lives in Orlando, Florida.

Event date: 

Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Online Zoom webinar!
The Forest of Vanishing Stars: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982158941
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Gallery Books - May 3rd, 2022

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The New York Times bestselling author of the “heart-stopping tale of survival and heroism” (People) The Book of Lost Names returns with an evocative coming-of-age World War II story about a young wo