The Book of Lost Names [Book Review] #ThrowBackThursday

May 26, 2022

The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel


The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel (cover) Image: a young woman with her back to the camera stands on a bridge overlooking the Eiffel Tower holding an old book behind her back

Genre/Categories/Setting: Historical Fiction, WW11, France

Welcome to Throwback Thursday where I highlight an older review or post a current review of an old read. Today, I’m re-sharing a page-turning historical fiction, The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel.

I’m linking up today with Davida @ The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog for #throwbackthursday.

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My Summary:

Inspired by true stories from WW11, a young Jewish woman who flees Paris with her mother after the arrest of her father finds herself committing to a forgery ring whose primary goal is to create documents that will help hundreds of Jewish children flee the Nazis. The story is told in dual timelines from the present-day perspective of Eva who is a semi-retired librarian living in Florida and the young Eva as she flees Paris and joins an underground forgery operation in a small mountain town near the Switzerland border. The Book of Lost Names becomes an important link between the two timelines.

Engaging and page-turning…

Continue here for my full review of The Book of Lost Names…


Have you read The Book of Lost Names or is it on your TBR?
Have you read other books by Kristin Harmel?
Also Reviewed: The Forest of Vanishing Stars and The Winemaker’s Wife


  1. Sounds like I need this one! It seems to have details that aren’t in other WW2 books. Thanks!

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