Kristin Harmel is the #1 international bestselling author of The Book of Lost Names, The Winemaker’s Wife, The Room on Rue Amelie, and a dozen other novels that have been translated into numerous languages and sold all over the world.
A former reporter for PEOPLE magazine, Kristin has been writing professionally since the age of 16, when she began her career as a sportswriter, covering Major League Baseball and NHL hockey for a local magazine in Tampa Bay, Florida in the late 1990s. After stints covering health and lifestyle for American Baby, Men’s Health, and Woman’s Day, she became a reporter for PEOPLE while still in college and spent more than a decade working for the publication. Her favorite stories at PEOPLE, however, were the “Heroes Among Us” features—tales of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. One of those features—the story of Holocaust-survivor-turned-philanthropist Henri Landwirth.
Kristin Harmel returns this summer with another surefire hit, The Book of Lost Names, which takes readers to the heart of World War II France—and the heart of the French Resistance—where a Parisian graduate student fleeing the Nazis stumbles upon a forgery ring and realizes that she has the means to save the lives of hundreds of Jewish children.
The Book of Lost Names can be purchased at the Classic Book Store on Palm Beach.