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Publisher Description

Parade “Best Books of Summer” pick * Real Simple summer reading pick * SheReads “Best WWII Fiction of Summer 2021” pick

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 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).

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2021
July 6
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
Gallery Books
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
5.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Beetle Bug Reader ,

A heart moving story of compassion of historical and fiction

Thank you Kristin Harmel for this historical novel. For your beautiful insights into the lives of the Jewish people be it truth or fiction. This book challenges our humanity to take a look at history and not repeat it.

Rio. Rita ,

Captivating.

I just had finished..unstoppable. True story of siggi wilzig and going in to this book was transformative. Yona was fabulous ..I just would have wanted more from the war til the end!!easy to commiserate with the characters..
All in all I got immersed with the characters

Jureze ,

Amazing and Well-Wriiten

This book is so well-written and keeps you engaged. A very sad yet powerful story with Yona and the lessons of the war and religion. I read this in one sitting because of how much it captured me; an amazing read.

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