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The Book of Lost Names
The Book of Lost Names
Author: Kristin Harmel
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.  — 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 ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781982131890
ISBN-10: 1982131896
Publication Date: 7/21/2020
Pages: 416
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Gallery Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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Another amazing and heartwrenching tale of the Holocaust. Eva gets thown into the inner workings of the resistance by becoming a forger of documents. They are mostling smuggling children into Switzerland,but also soldiers and others. There are many famlies hiding Jewish children,and they work to get them out of the country.Eva,a talented artist works with Remy in the back of a church headed by a kindly priest, forging baptism records and birth certificates,and offical papers from other countries. It is important to her to record the children's names into an old religious book in code, before they are given new identities and may never remember who they are. Many times I was on the edge of my seat. It's a story of present day and the 1940's. but it doesn't keep jumping back and forth, so it's easy to follow.