Kristin Harmel

New York Times #1 International Bestselling Author

Kristin Harmel

New York Times #1 International Bestselling Author

The Sweetness of Forgetting
10th Anniversary Edition

Available now!

Updated with a new author's note and three new recipes, this 10th anniversary edition of The Sweetness of Forgetting celebrates Kristin Harmel's first World War II novel--and the one that made her an international bestseller in 2012. The “beautifully complex” (Woman’s Day) classic follows a Cape Cod bakery owner who must travel to Paris to uncover a lost family secret for her dying grandmother. What follows is “an immersive and evocative tale of generations struggling to survive” (Publishers Weekly) as Hope pieces together her grandmother’s past bit by bit. Uncovering horrific tales of the Holocaust, she realizes the astonishing will of her grandmother to endure in a world gone mad. And to reunite two lovers torn apart by terror, all she’ll need is a dash of courage, and the belief that God exists everywhere--even in cake.

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The Paris Daughter

Coming June 6, 2023

The New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Lost Names returns to Paris with this "exquisite and gut-wrenching" (New York Times bestselling author Lisa Barr) tale of two mothers, two daughters, and an Allied bomb that falls in the suburbs of Paris, changing the course of both families' lives.

"Moving and heartbreaking... a story that brings history to vivid life."
-- New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline

"Powerful, deeply emotional, and sure to be on everyone’s ‘must read’ list." -- New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips

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The Forest of Vanishing Stars

Now available in paperback!

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. 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 was an Indie Next List pick, a Parade “Best Books of Summer” pick, a Real Simple summer reading pick, and a SheReads “Best WWII Fiction of Summer" pick.

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The Book of Lost Names

A finalist for the National Jewish Book Award and a Goodreads Choice Award, The Book of Lost Names was an instant New York Times bestseller. Inspired by astonishing true stories 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 that was also a Costco book of the month. An engaging and evocative novel of courage, escape, and destiny, 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.

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Friends & Fiction • 

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Friends & Fiction • 

Did you know that along with three fellow New York Times bestselling authors, Kristin hosts a weekly live web show, as well as a community of more than 90,000 readers, both under the umbrella of Friends & Fiction, the group she co-founded? Join Kristin--along with Mary Kay Andrews, Kristy Woodson Harvey, and Patti Callahan Henry--every Wednesday at 7pm ET/4pm PT as they chat live on their show with other bestselling authors to explore the world behind your favorite books. And make sure to join the Friends & Fiction community, where you'll meet thousands of other passionate readers. There's even a weekly audio-only podcast -- all completely free.

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