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The Book of Lost Names
The Book of Lost Names
Author: Kristin Harmel
Eva Traube Abrams, a semi-retired librarian in Florida, is shelving books when her eyes lock on a photograph in The New York Times. She freezes; it’s an image of a book she hasn’t seen in more than sixty years. A book she recognizes as The Book of Lost Names. The ac...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781982131890
ISBN-10: 1982131896
Publication Date: 7/21/2020
Pages: 400
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 36 ratings
Publisher: Gallery Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 115
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smileen avatar reviewed The Book of Lost Names on + 256 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
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.
VolunteerVal avatar reviewed The Book of Lost Names on + 614 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
The most meaningful aspect of WWII stories is learning about ordinary people who summon strength and courage they didn't know they had to save themselves and others against incredible odds, a theme that is central to this novel.

I believe the coded book central to this novel is based on true events; an author's note would have been very helpful. Also, there was one character that was consistently annoying and at least one aspect of the novel that didn't seem true to my limited knowledge of the Jewish faith. All of this, plus a heavy emphasis on romance, limited my enjoyment of this title.

I listened to the audiobook and appreciated Madeleine Maby's narration. I'm not sure I would have finished reading a print book.
pj-s-bookcorner avatar reviewed The Book of Lost Names on + 879 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Excellent blend of history, romance and hope when all appears lost. Excellent read!
reviewed The Book of Lost Names on + 11 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I read this book in 2 days even though I am a slow reader.
Gripping and well written. Many parallels to life today.
On the left with suppression and oppression.
If it had only been possible to this kind of thing being
once in a lifetime. Alas, History does repeat itself when
society choses to forget.
By all means read it and pass it along for others.
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butterfly44 avatar reviewed The Book of Lost Names on + 8 more book reviews
This is a great historical drama that does not disappoint!
gotbks2 avatar reviewed The Book of Lost Names on + 29 more book reviews
This book is fantastic, one of the best I've read in a while. I loved all the characters, the storyline was intriguing and fast-paced, and even the ending was great. Danger and rescues, betrayal, romance, Nazis - what's not to love?
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Wonderful book!
flyinggems avatar reviewed The Book of Lost Names on + 439 more book reviews
I have not read a book in a long time that I did not want to put down. This book draws you in and does not disappoint.
tcarlora avatar reviewed The Book of Lost Names on + 18 more book reviews
This book was wonderful. I knew some of the history, but it filled out more!!! I loved every minute reading this book. I read it in 3 days, which for me is good. I usually read at night for 30 mins. and that's all I have time for, but this one I made the time. This is a must read!