October 20, 2022 @ 1:00 pm
The Sidney and Pauline Friedman Jewish Community Center
613 S J Strauss Ln


The Forest of Vanishing Stars by Kristin Harmel  Thursday, October 20  at 1:00 PM

The New York Times bestselling author  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.

After being stolen from her wealthy German parents and raised in the unforgiving wilderness of eastern Europe, a young woman finds herself alone in 1941 after her kidnapper dies. Her solitary existence is interrupted, however, when she happens upon a group of Jews fleeing the Nazi terror. Stunned to learn what’s happening in the outside world, she vows to teach the group all she can about surviving in the forest—and in turn, they teach her some surprising lessons about opening her heart after years of isolation. But when she is betrayed and escapes into a German- occupied village, her past and present come together in a shocking collision that could change everything.

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