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Posted on: September 4, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Club Book returns with Kristin Harmel

Author Kristin Harmel with book cover

Join us in Prior Lake for an author visit you won't want to miss! Meet historical fiction author Kristin Harmel as she discusses her work, including The Book of Lost Names, The Winemaker’s Wife, and The Room on Rue Amelie – all of which look back to the past, during World War II. Her most recent work, The Forest of Vanishing Stars (2022) has been described by People Magazine as “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." 

When: Tuesday, October 4 at 7PM

Where: Prior Lake Library/Club Prior - 16210 Eagle Creek Ave. in Prior Lake. 

Registration: Not required. Seating is first-come first served, and doors will open 45 minutes before the program begins. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Arrive early to guarantee your spot. 

About the Author

Historical fiction phenom Kristin Harmel is the #1 international bestselling author behind book club favorites The Sweetness of Forgetting (2012) and The Winemaker’s Wife (2019). She reached a still wider audience with the publication of The Book of Lost Names in 2020. Inspired by a true story of WWII heroism, The Book of Lost Names tells the tale of a talented forger who uses her gifts to help Jewish children escape the tightening noose of Nazi oppression. Harmel’s latest novel, The Forest of Vanishing Stars, breathes life into another little-known chapter of The War in Europe. During the Holocaust, hundreds of Jewish people escaped from ghettos and banded together in isolated forest settlements to survive both genocide and an unforgiving wilderness. In a rave review, Bookpage says: “The bestselling author’s research contributes richness and authenticity to this captivating tale.” Kristin Harmel is also co-founder of Friends & Fiction, a popular weekly web show and podcast hosted by Harmel and fellow New York Times bestselling writers Mary Kay Andrews, Patti Callahan Henry, and Kristy Woodson Harvey.

About Club Book

Club Book is a program of the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA) and is coordinated by Library Strategies, the nonprofit consulting group of the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library. The program is made possible through Minnesota's Arts & Cultural Heritage (Legacy) Amendment. 

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