Dave Boling | The Lost History of Stars
Please join us at BookPeople of Moscow for a reading and signing with author Dave Boling (Guernica). Boling is the father of local Moscow resident, Jacob Boling.
Boling's latest novel, The Lost History of Stars, is the story of fourteen-year-old Lettie and her family, Dutch Afrikaner settlers being held in a British concentration camp during the Boer War in turn-of- the-century South Africa. The camps are cramped and disease ridden; the threat of illness and starvation are ever present. Determined to dictate their own fate, Lettie and her family give each other strength and hope as they fight to survive amid increasingly dire conditions. The young girl is a figure of abiding grace, and her story is richly drawn and impossible to forget.
“Dave Boling has a rare gift for finding humanity in historical fiction. His new novel, The Lost History of Stars, is another gripping tale about living in war’s barbaric shadow, and how moments of decency and heroism and glimpses of the natural world sustain us.” —Jess Walter, author of Beautiful Ruins
“The Lost History of Stars is a heart-wrenching yet ultimately uplifting story of an extraordinary young woman and her family, who are forced to endure unimaginable hardship at the hands of a brutal war. Dave Boling’s brilliant novel is a meditation on the resiliency of the soul and the spirit, and will long be remembered.” —Garth Stein
From a forgotten moment in history comes an inspiring novel about finding strength and courage in the most unimaginable places.