BookBrowse Reviews The Forest of Vanishing Stars by Kristin Harmel

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The Forest of Vanishing Stars

A Novel

by Kristin Harmel

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The Forest of Vanishing Stars by Kristin Harmel
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    Jul 2021, 384 pages

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    May 2022, 384 pages

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A young woman raised by her kidnapper in an eastern European forest becomes a hero of the Resistance in this moving World War II novel.

Kristin Harmel's historical novel The Forest of Vanishing Stars was very well-received by our First Impressions readers, who gave it an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

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The Forest of Vanishing Stars is a captivating read. The book is about a young girl, Yona, who was kidnapped when she was a baby and raised by her kidnapper in the forest. Yona is taught everything she needs to know to live there and stay hidden. These skills become immensely important to the Jews who hide in the forest from the Nazis during World War II (Colleen L).

First Impressions reviewers felt The Book of Vanishing Stars is a unique entry in the crowded field of historical fiction about the Holocaust:

The story is told in such an interesting and unique way. Avid readers should read it for that reason alone. Kristin Harmel has made my list of favorite authors. I'm looking forward ...

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