Kristin Beck with Elise Hooper

Kristin Beck, schooled (University of Washington, Western Washington University) and residing in our fair part of the country, visits with her second historically-set novel, The Winter Orphans (Berkley) here this evening. As with her debut, Courage, My Love, she tells a story of harrowing endurance in Europe during World War II.

“A poignant story of courage and sacrifice, The Winter Orphans is another extraordinary novel by Kristin Beck. Based on the powerful true story of the Jewish children who escaped France during the Nazi-occupation and the Red Cross workers who fought to bring them to safety, Beck’s novel is an emotional and resonant page-turner. A beautiful book!” — Chanel Cleeton.

Kristin Beck is proving herself to be an author to watch. Following in the footsteps of the wonderful Courage, My Love, her latest, The Winter Orphans, shows what a powerhouse storyteller she is. It’s an extraordinary tale of valor, sacrifice, and true heroism. Warning—tissues are required, but the book is ultimately one that warms the heart and touches the soul.” — Natasha Lester.

Joining Kristin Beck in conversation here this evening will be Seattle novelist Elise Hooper, who has also worked historical ground in her well-received books, which include The Other Alcott, Learning to See, Fast Girls, and, most recently, Angels of the Pacific (William Morrow).


The Winter Orphans By Kristin Beck Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593101582
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Berkley - September 13th, 2022

Angels of the Pacific: A Novel of World War II By Elise Hooper Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063068902
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - March 8th, 2022

Live & In-Person at Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 7:00pm
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