Sumter's Temple Sinai Jewish History Center sponsors Zoom event with 'Book of Lost Names' author



Sumter County Museum invites readers to a virtual book chat and question-and-answer session, sponsored by Temple Sinai Jewish History Center, with Kristin Harmel, author of the No. 1 New York Times Best Seller, "The Book of Lost Names."

Inspired by a true story from World War II, a young woman with a talent for forgery helps hundreds of Jewish children flee from the Nazis in this unforgettable historical novel by the author of "The Winemaker's Wife" and "The Room on Rue Amelie."

The free event scheduled for 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, is open to the public and will be simulcast on Temple Sinai Jewish History Center's Facebook page.

The 100 spots available for the Zoom event are first come, first served. To guarantee participation in the question-and-answer session, you must reserve a spot by one of the following: visit; go to and click the event's ticket link; or visit and search for The Book of Lost Names Virtual Book Chat. Make sure to use the same email address throughout the process.


A link will be posted after the event. Each book will come with a signed bookplate from the author. Books must be purchased for pickup at Sumter Books-A-Million to receive the signed bookplate. Only those who purchase a book at the Sumter Books-a-Million will receive the signed bookplate.