The Book Of Lost Names
  • The Book Of Lost Names
  • The Book Of Lost Names
ISBN: 1982131896
EAN13: 9781982131890
Language: English
Release Date: Jul 21, 2020
Pages: 400
Dimensions: 1" H x 9" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.737243 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELER

Inspired by an astonishing true story from World War I, a young woman with a talent for forgery helps hundreds of Jewish children flee the Nazis in this unforgettable historical novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the epic and heart-wrenching World War I tale (Alyson Noel, #1 New York Times bestselling author) The Winemaker's Wife.

Eva Traube Abrams, a semi-retired librarian in Florida, is shelving books one morning when her eyes lock on a photograph in a magazine lying open nearby. She freezes; it's an image of a book she hasn't seen in sixty-five years--a book she recognizes as The Book of Lost Names.

The accompanying article discusses the looting of libraries by the Nazis across Europe during World War I--an experience Eva remembers well--and the search to reunite people with the texts taken from them so long ago. The book in the photograph, an eighteenth-century religious text thought to have been taken from France in the waning days of the war, is one of the most fascinating cases. Now housed in Berlin's Zentral- und Landesbibliothek library, it appears to contain some sort of code, but researchers don't know where it came from--or what the code means. Only Eva holds the answer--but will she have the strength to revisit old memories and help reunite those Read More chevron_right

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   One of my new favorite books
All I can say is WOW. Kristin Harmel has knocked it out of the park with this one, as she did with The Forest of Vanishing Stars (also incredibly moving!) Well-crafted, gorgeously written, and an absolute page-turner. You'll race through this one!
 
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   Mystery, Intrigue, History, Love
What a wonderful story! From the present to the past and back again, Eva’s story is spellbinding. And the ending? Absolute perfection!
 
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