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Wednesday, December 9
4:00 PM Eastern/1:00 PM Pacific
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Sponsored by Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

In this richly atmospheric historical mystery, June Hur captivates readers with her haunting, mesmerizing prose and never lets go. Hur joins Books on Tap Live to discuss her sophomore work, The Forest of Stolen Girls, an intense thriller that keeps readers guessing until the very last page.

Hur’s drama focuses on the Min family and is set in a period rarely found in YA literature. 1426, Joseon (Korea). The Min family has been forever changed by a mysterious incident from the past: Hwani and her younger sister went missing and were later found unconscious in the forest near a gruesome crime scene. Years later, thirteen girls have disappeared from the same forest, and Hwani's father, Detective Min, returns to their hometown to investigate... only to vanish as well. Determined to find her father and solve the case that tore their family apart, Hwani digs into the secrets of the small village, but she soon comes to realize that the answer could lie within her own buried memories from all those years ago.

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June Hur was born in South Korea and raised in Canada with the exception of her high school years, which were spent in Korea. She studied history and literature at the University of Toronto. She began writing her debut novel after obsessing over books about Joseon Korea. June is the author of The Forest of Stolen Girls and The Silence of Bones, which was selected by the American Booksellers Association as one of the top debuts of Winter/Spring 2020 and was also honored as a Junior Library Guild Selection. When she's not writing, she can be found wandering through nature or journaling at a coffee shop. She currently lives in Toronto with her husband and daughter.

Find her around the web at junehur.com
Twitter: @WriterJuneHur
Instagram: @junehwrites


Emma Kantor is deputy children’s book editor at Publishers Weekly, co-editor of the Children’s Bookshelf and School & Library Spotlight newsletters, and host of PW KidsCast, a podcast featuring interviews with authors and illustrators.

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