Newsletter about The Book of Lost Names

Newsletter 11- 22-19

New Information about Upcoming Book Related News

Book Notions Newsletter!

Hi everyone this is your book blogger Bianca giving you new information about upcoming book related news whether they are writing new books and when they’ll be published to whether a movie or tv adaption of a book is coming out. I’m friends with a few authors on Facebook and follow some on instagram which makes it easier to get the scoop on everything books. Otherwise I just dig and investigate on my own if I can’t get the news from the author themselves. An author I’m friends with is Kristin Harmel whose written many historical fiction books such as The Room on Rue Amelie, The Sweetness of  Forgetting, The Winemakers Wife and many more. I got the scoop that she is working on a new book right now that comes out in the summer of 2020 and some possible film news. Here is her to me answer below.


Hi Bianca. Yes I’m writing a book called The Book of Lost Names due out next summer, about a female forger in France during World War II and he missing books that contains the names of the hundreds of children she has saved. You’re welcome to share that on your blog. And yes, several of my novels have been optioned, but no film has gone into production yet. Fingers crossed that one of these deals works out someday.


If you’re a Kristin Harmel fan like I am, this must have you squealing and jumping in excitement. I’m waiting for Kristin to get back to me on which books of hers have been optioned and hopefully some director in Hollywood will start production and casting soon. If I get an update I will let you guys know.



Hello everyone this is your book blogger Bianca here with an update about Kristin Harmel’s new book coming out in the summer of 2020 called The Book of Lost Names. While I wrote a previous Newsletter about the book being another World War II novel, Kristin Harmel posted a more detailed description of what the book would be as well as the exact date of when in the summer of 2020 the book would come out as well as the picture of the cover, my goodness it is gorgeous. Here below is the information Kristin posted on her Facebook account as well as the gorgeous cover:


  Presenting…. my next novel, THE BOOK OF LOST NAMES, which will be out on July 21, 2020! So excited to share the cover with you today! Here’s the description:

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, #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 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 1942, 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 Rémy, 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 more vital when the resistance cell they work for is betrayed and Rémy 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.