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Inspired By An Astonishing True Story From World War II, A Young Woman With A Talent For Forgery Helps Hundreds Of Jewish Children Flee The Nazis In This Unforgettable Historical Novel From The International Bestselling Author Of The Epic And Heart Wrenching World War II Tale Alyson Noel,New York Times Bestselling Author The Winemaker S WifeEva 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 II 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 Lost During The War As A Graduate Student In , Eva Was Forced To Flee Paris After The Arrest Of Her Father, A Polish Jew Finding Refuge In A Small Mountain Town In The Free Zone, She Begins Forging Identity Documents For Jewish Children Fleeing To Neutral Switzerland But Erasing People Comes With A Price, And Along With A Mysterious, Handsome Forger Named R My, Eva Decides She Must Find A Way To Preserve The Real Names Of The Children Who Are Too Young To Remember Who They Really Are The Records They Keep In The Book Of Lost Names Will Become Even Vital When The Resistance Cell They Work For Is Betrayed And R My Disappears An Engaging And Evocative Novel Reminiscent Of The Lost Girls Of Paris And The Alice Network, The Book Of Lost Names Is A Testament To The Resilience Of The Human Spirit And The Power Of Bravery And Love In The Face Of Evil


10 thoughts on “The Book of Lost Names

  1. says:

    This book is a historical fiction that goes between 2005 Eva in the present and the 1940 s Eva in the past This book is all about WWII when Germany takes over Paris, France Eva is a Jewish girl that lived in Paris This book will stay with me for so long It will touch your heart Eva is a girl that loves book that after the war become a librarian, but during the war she helped Jewish kids escape France to safe their life She used The Book of Lost Name to help her remember all the kids This book is a historical fiction that goes between 2005 Eva in the present and the 1940 s Eva in the past This book is all about WWII when Germany takes over Paris, France Eva is a Jewish girl that lived in Paris This book will stay with me for so long It will touch your heart Eva is a girl that loves book that after the war become a librarian, but during the war she helped Jewish kids escape France to safe their life She used The Book of Lost Name to help her remember all the kids real names This book has sadness, l0ve, misunderstanding, and so muchIf you loved The Nightingale you will love this or if you love historical fiction books about WWII Paris France books I loved this book so much, and this book should get a million stars This is one of the best historical fiction books I have read I was kindly provided an e copy of this book by the publisher or author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review This book is schedule to be release on July 21 2020


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    May 2005, Eva Traube is in her 80s and she enjoys working part time at her local library and she spends most of her time shelving books One day she is shocked to see an article in a magazine, its about how the Nazis stole or destroyed priceless books from Berlin libraries during WW II, in the article was a photo of a book that was precious to Eva 65 years ago and she never thought she would ever see it again Paris 1942, Eva lives happily with her mother Faiga and father Tatus, once the Germans May 2005, Eva Traube is in her 80 s and she enjoys working part time at her local library and she spends most of her time shelving books One day she is shocked to see an article in a magazine, it s about how the Nazis stole or destroyed priceless books from Berlin libraries during WW II, in the article was a photo of a book that was precious to Eva 65 years ago and she never thought she would ever see it again Paris 1942, Eva lives happily with her mother Faiga and father Tatus, once the German s arrive every day life is madedifficult for Jewish citizens and living in Paris is very hard Despite being warned about a roundup of Jewish people Eva s parents believe they are safe and one night during a raid only Tatus is taken into custody Tatus has told Eva what to do if something happens to him, she s to contact a man her father has organized to help her, he s nervous, and he gives her some papers and makes her leave.Eva and her mother escape to a little town called Aurignon in the free zone, using their new identity papers she altered and they find a place to stay at a small boarding house Eva discovers from her desperation to save her mother and leave Paris, she s has a talent for forgery and she can help others and the French resistance Her years of watching her father repair type writers, she has learnt to type and she has a unique skill Give her the correct paper, ink and pens, Eva can easily create fake identity papers, birth certificates, ration cards, travel documents and copy signatures Eva s sweet mother has changed by the loss of her husband and she is now an angry, bitter, difficult women and she thinks Eva should be concentrating on trying to save her father If she helps the resistance group, her mother has a place to stay and she feels like she is doing her part to get back at the Germans and she can t do anything to help her father.Eva spends her time at the local church with Pere Clement a priest, Remy a fellow forger and together they create new identities for hundreds of Jewish people escaping to Switzerland Eva notices that many of the new identities are for young Jewish children who are not escaping with their parents, they are too young to remember their real names and how will anyone, find them when the war ends Eva comes up with the idea to use a secret code called Fibonacci Sequence that only she and Remy understand, they use an eighteenth century religious book to keep a record of the children s names and they refer to it as The book Of Lost Names.Sixty five years later, Eva must face her past to be reunited with her precious book that was taken from a church library during the end of the Second World War and she thought she would never see it again.The Book of Lost Names, has a dual time line that s very easy to follow, the story is a about sacrifice, duty, friendship, honor, betrayal and lost love This is the first book I have read by Kristin Harmel and I look forward to reading The Winemaker s Wife as it will soon be available in Australia as an eBook and I have pre ordered it What a brilliant book, five stars from me and if you like to read historical WW II fiction I highly recommend The Book of Lost Names I have shared my review on Goodreads, Twitter, Edelweiss, Kobo and my blog


  3. says:

    Once again, Ms Harmel has hit a home run with this WWII historical fiction We begin this story meeting an elderly librarian in Florida as she sees an image of a book that she has not seen in decades The image and article is of a book that our librarian used to log the names of Jewish children that had been smuggled out of France The story takes off from thereThe story is told in alternating timelines and it is easy to follow When we are in our current time period, I kept thinking, Let s Once again, Ms Harmel has hit a home run with this WWII historical fiction We begin this story meeting an elderly librarian in Florida as she sees an image of a book that she has not seen in decades The image and article is of a book that our librarian used to log the names of Jewish children that had been smuggled out of France The story takes off from thereThe story is told in alternating timelines and it is easy to follow When we are in our current time period, I kept thinking, Let s get back to 1942 43 This was a wonderful book that kept me on the edge of my seat for a few days I loved it and that is why I gave it 4 Stars I did take 1 star away because I really would have liked to have focusedon the names of the children in present day Perhaps that is her next book My thanks to Netgalley and Gallery Books for this advanced readers copy This book is due to release in July 2020


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    THE BOOK OF LOST NAMESBY KRISTIN HARMELThis book was very similar to a book I recently read and reviewed early called, The Paris Children, by Gloria Goldreich It also was about a woman fleeing Paris during occupied France to the Southern free zone to forge documents for children to be led across the mountains to be free in Switzerland The only difference was in The Paris Children, the children were to travel further to Pakistan In this novel in the Author s Note she also drew much of her THE BOOK OF LOST NAMESBY KRISTIN HARMELThis book was very similar to a book I recently read and reviewed early called, The Paris Children, by Gloria Goldreich It also was about a woman fleeing Paris during occupied France to the Southern free zone to forge documents for children to be led across the mountains to be free in Switzerland The only difference was in The Paris Children, the children were to travel further to Pakistan In this novel in the Author s Note she also drew much of her research on a book called, Adolfo Kaminsky A Forger s Life by Sarah Kaminsky among others In The Paris Children, Kaminsky is mentioned in the text as a character where one of the forgers in the resistance once worked besides to gain knowledge in how to forge documents Both books are inspired by true stories and it is highly coincidental that I read both almost back to back.This one was about an almost retired librarian living in Florida and one day as she is shelving books she spots an article where she sees a photograph of an 18th century religious book that goes on to say that there was much looting across Europe done by the Nazi s and she recognizes that the image in the article is the book of lost names that she hasn t seen in 65 years.She was known back then as Eva who is earning her PhD when a young man named Joseph comes up to her in Paris warning her that the Nazi s are rounding up thousands of Jews and sending them to work camps A couple of days later her father tells her that if anything happens he has paid his friend enough money for her and her mother to get false documents that will get them to safety in Switzerland A few nights pass and that dreadful knock on the door comes and her father is arrested Her and her mother visit that friend and he helps them but they go to Southern France where they stay For the next year and a half Eva is involved in forging false documents for the masses until it is no longer safe to remain where they are A priest had recruited Eva and she was first forging documents with a young man named Remy Her mother never approved of the work Eva was doing Her mother remains heartbroken over the loss of her husband Eva s father.Eva had gone back to Paris within two days with Remy as her guide to Drancy to inquire about her father with fake paper s with a ruse to free him saying he was part Argentinian but when they arrived at Drancy they are told her father was already put on an eastward train bound for an extermination camp.This was very much like The Paris Children, also how many French gendarmes sold or traded the names of good French Jewish people doing important work who were betrayed by their own people I thought this was also a well written story but felt as if I had read it already This one was a little lighter as it had a happy ending.Thank you to Net Galley, Kristin Harmel and Simon Schuster Publishing for providing me with my ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review All opinions are my own.Publication Date July 21, 2020 TheBookOfLostNames KristenHarmel SimonSchusterPublishing NetGalley


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    3.5 for this book I always enjoy Kristin Harmels WWII books, the premise of this one was about Eva a young girl escaping France with her mother helping others with forgery documents Very interesting to learn about and I was so deeply invested in these characters I loved Eva Shes a book lover so I loved her evenThis book had a bit of everything romance, family drama, history with a hint of mystery What I didnt like was the ending I felt like I was just left hanging The story could 3.5 for this book I always enjoy Kristin Harmel s WWII books, the premise of this one was about Eva a young girl escaping France with her mother helping others with forgery documents Very interesting to learn about and I was so deeply invested in these characters I loved Eva She s a book lover so I loved her evenThis book had a bit of everything romance, family drama, history with a hint of mystery What I didn t like was the ending I felt like I was just left hanging The story could have went on, there wasbut it just abruptly ended Also, through the middle there was a lot of repetition Somefocus on the 2005 timeline would have nice too and with the son Overall, I enjoyed it and liked learning about this piece of the war I didn t know much about Thanks to Netgalley for my advanced ebook copy


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    I cant wait to read this one I can t wait to read this one


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    The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel is an excellent historical fiction novel focussed on the latter years of WWII France and interweaves between 1942 Paris Free Zone and current day We meet our Eva current day and also then learnabout her past and how she entered into the harrowing world of the Resistance within occupied France An art student that finally finds her hidden talents in forgery and creating fake papers for fellow Jewish children and assisting in smuggling them to safe The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel is an excellent historical fiction novel focussed on the latter years of WWII France and interweaves between 1942 Paris Free Zone and current day We meet our Eva current day and also then learnabout her past and how she entered into the harrowing world of the Resistance within occupied France An art student that finally finds her hidden talents in forgery and creating fake papers for fellow Jewish children and assisting in smuggling them to safe territories Eva herself is Jewish and has had to flee from Paris with her mother Eva is a smart, fiery, talented, strong, and passionately flawed young woman who happens to be the daughter of an arrested Polish Jew She ends up selflessly and potentially sacrificing all that she has to help the groups of amazing souls that join together to help save everyone that they can from a certain death.We get to meet a wonderful cast of characters that all come with their own strengths, losses, and weaknesses I enjoyed meeting each and every one I especially liked the character, Remy Their chemistry and fire jumped off the page This book has it all an amazing plot, wonderful and realistic characters that are just normal human beings being thrust into abnormal and difficult positions in an unbelievably horrific time Yet, they rise above and help save others, putting themselves last I actually was interested in the dynamics and rough relationship between Eva and her mother One could say she was a barrage of negativity and depression, however I think it wasof a mechanism of instinct and survival Every one of us has no clue how we would truly respond in such a circumstance I also enjoyed learningabout the art of forgery, the way it was used, and also after further research, learningabout the Fibonacci sequence I also truly loved the final ending This book is so unique, and I love finding historical fiction that gives a new light from a different angle to the events that we thought we already knew I cried, my heart raced, my stomach did summersaults, and I also learned something in the process The author gave is everything in this book heroism, suspense, mystery, romance, sacrifice, love, friendship, loyalty, distrust, and survival all in one glorious book The best part was reading the Author s note to find it was all based on real life heroes that helped save their fellow men and women all the while risking their own lives and loved ones in the process It is stunning and humbling to say the least A magnificent book by Ms Harmel and one that is sure to be remembered and cherished This is not the first book that I have read, and loved, from this this author, and it most certainly will not be the last 5 5 starsThank you NetGalley and Gallery Books for this ARC and in return I am submitting my unbiased and voluntary review and opinion.I am posting this review to my GR and Bookbub accounts immediately and will post it to myand BN accounts upon publication


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    How does a child lose a name It s easy, if you re Jewish and orphaned in WWII Germany and are being taken across to Switzerland Crossing the border to safety necessitates forged papers with a new, Gentile name But what happens to the previous name This question troubles Eva Traube, whose sketching is soon incorporated into identity cards, birth certificates, ration cards Children to protect You said the children whose documents I ll be forging are without their parents Who keeps track How does a child lose a name It s easy, if you re Jewish and orphaned in WWII Germany and are being taken across to Switzerland Crossing the border to safety necessitates forged papers with a new, Gentile name But what happens to the previous name This question troubles Eva Traube, whose sketching is soon incorporated into identity cards, birth certificates, ration cards Children to protect You said the children whose documents I ll be forging are without their parents Who keeps track of their real names If the youngest ones can t recall where they come from It s too dangerous to send them across the border with anything bearing their true identities, Eva Could you find out their names for me anyhow I would know who they are It s very important to me that they are not forgotten I want to keep a list of the children we are falsifying documents for They belong to someone, all of them Also in this clandestine activity are a young man named Remy, a loveable priest named Pere Clement, a fellow forger named Genevieve, Madame Noirot and her bookstore, a crusty landlady named Madame Barbier, Eva s mother who is being a martyr, and a host of French resistance members Eva and Remy devise a code based on the Fibonacci sequence I didn t know what this was, but quickly learned and proceed to document the old and new names of each child who gets new papers, a new identity I was never trying to erase the children I only want to save them But someone has to prevent them from being lost A haunting novel of trust and mistrust, love and the devastating effects of war With a totally unexpected conclusion.I read this EARC courtesy of Simon Schuster and Edelweiss pub date 07 21 20


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    The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel is the story of Eva Traube, a young Jewish woman with a talent for forgery who, upon fleeing Paris after narrowly escaping capture by the Nazis, unintentionally finds herself at the centre of the clandestine world of the underground French Resistance I have always been fascinated with novels and history related to the French Resistance in WWII The spirit and tenacity of these people to fight back in whatever ways they could in order to save the lives of The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel is the story of Eva Traube, a young Jewish woman with a talent for forgery who, upon fleeing Paris after narrowly escaping capture by the Nazis, unintentionally finds herself at the centre of the clandestine world of the underground French Resistance I have always been fascinated with novels and history related to the French Resistance in WWII The spirit and tenacity of these people to fight back in whatever ways they could in order to save the lives of strangers at great risk to their own never fails to fill me with awe and respect I was drawn to the concept of this book as it adds a unique perspective to this genre, focusing on the lives of forgers in the resistance who helped to create the documents needed to smuggle thousands of Jewish people out of occupied France This one is a bit of a slow burn If you like historical fiction because you have a genuine interest in the history, this is not a problem at all, as it was incredibly fascinating to learn about the innovative techniques they developed for forging the documents If you are a lover of fast paced plots, however, you might find it slower to get through, but it s worth the wait when the story starts to build towards its climax When it does, it will have you experiencing the emotions the fear, the tension, the love, and the loss right along with the characters There were some characterizations and subplots conflict in the novel that I struggled with finding them hard to relate to or unnecessary, but it didn t detract from the main story.There is also a love story that develops through this novel and I ve seen some comment that romance in this genre is sometimes portrayed as too fast or unbelievable I think we sometimes forget, though, that those were different times Shared experience of trauma and survival can create deep immediate connections between people, something we don t fully grasp having not experienced it ourselves.Reminiscent of The Nightingale and The Alice Network, I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading historical fiction about the French Resistance and are looking for a fresh take on this genre Thank you to Gallery Books, Simon Schuster and Net Galley for providing me this digital ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review


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    Review to follow Thank you to NetGalley and Gallery Books for providing me with a free electronic copy in exchange for an honest review