Friday July 22, 2016
124 E. Welbourne Avenue, Winter Park, Florida
Writer’s Block Bookstore Presents:
July 22, 2016 at 6:30pm
“Kristin Harmel writes with such insight and heart that her characters will stay with you long after you’ve finished her books.”
– New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin
Emily thinks she’s lost everything . . . until a mysterious painting leads her to what she wants most in the world.
From Kristin Harmel, the author of international bestsellers The Sweetness of Forgetting and The Life Intended comes WHEN WE MEET AGAIN (Gallery Books; on-sale June 7th; Trade Paperback). This latest novel shows why Harmel books are hailed as “engaging” (People), “absorbing” (Kirkus Reviews), and “enthralling” (Fresh Fiction)
Emily Emerson is used to being alone; her dad ran out on the family when she was just a kid, her mom died when she was eighteen, and her beloved grandmother has just passed away as well. But when she’s laid off from her reporting job, she finds herself completely at sea . . . until the day she receives a beautiful, haunting painting of a young woman standing at the edge of a sugarcane field under a violet sky. That woman is recognizable as her grandmother—and the painting arrives with no identification other than a handwritten note saying, “He never stopped loving her.”
Emily is hungry for roots and family, so she begins to dig. And as she does, she uncovers a fascinating era in American history. Her trail leads her to the World War II POW internment camps in Florida, where German prisoners worked for American farmers . . . and sometimes fell in love with American women. But how does this all connect to the painting? The answer to that question will take Emily from the sweltering Everglades to Munich, Germany, and back to the Atlanta art scene before she’s done.
Along the way, she finds herself tempted to tear down her carefully tended walls at last; she’s seeing another side of her father, and a new angle on her painful family history.
But she still has secrets, ones she’s kept locked inside for years. Will this journey bring locked inside for years. Will this journey bring her the strength to confront them at last?
WHEN WE MEET AGAIN focuses on an aspect of American history long forgotten. During World War II there were over 700 POW camps in the United States that housed German soldiers. A former journalist who has worked with People, Woman’s Day and Ladies Home Journal, Harmel has done extensive research on the topic and would be able to speak to the topic in an interview
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
KRISTIN HARMEL is the internationally bestselling author of The Sweetness of Forgetting and The Life Intended, along with several other novels. Her work has been featured in People, Woman’s Day, Men’s Health, Redbook, and many other outlets. She lives in Orlando, Florida.
Visit her at www.KristinHarmel.com