Virtual event: Sarah Penner, author of The Lost Apothecary, in conversation with Kristin Harmel

Parnassus Books is pleased to present a virtual event with author Sarah Penner for the launch of her debut novel, The Lost Apothecary, in conversation with Kristin Harmel. 

This will be a free Crowdcast event on March 3rd at 7:00 pm CT. Please reserve your spot here.

About the Book

A stunning exploration of the power of women’s relationships with one another and of women rebelling against a society that limits them, The Lost Apothecary follows three women who change each other’s lives across the barrier of time:

Nella is an apothecary who keeps a hidden shop at the back of a dark alleyway in 18th century London.

When 12-year-old Eliza arrives at her shop seeking poison on behalf of her mistress, an unexpected friendship blooms, setting in motion a series of events that jeopardizes Nella’s world.

In the present-day, aspiring historian Caroline spends her tenth wedding anniversary in London alone, after the earthshattering discovery of her husband’s infidelity. While on a mudlarking expedition in the River Thames, she finds a small vial. Intrigued, she throws herself into researching the vile’s origin and begins unraveling the unsolved “apothecary murders” that haunted London two hundred years earlier.

Alternating between present day and 18th century London, Penner’s tale is a bold and addictive cocktail of female empowerment in a man’s world, quiet retribution, and how we lift each other up when we need it most.

About the Author

Sarah Penner is the author of the debut novel The Lost Apothecary, forthcoming March 2021 from Park Row Books, and to be translated into eleven territories worldwide. Sarah works full-time in finance and is a member of the Historical Novel Society and the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. She and her husband live in St. Petersburg, Florida with their miniature dachshund, Zoe. To learn more, visit

About Kristin Harmel

Kristin Harmel is the New York Times bestselling, USA Today bestselling, and #1 international bestselling author of The Book of Lost Names, The Winemaker's Wife, The Room on Rue Amelie, and a dozen other novels that have been translated into 29 languages and sold all over the world. A former reporter for PEOPLE magazine, Kristin was also a frequent contributor to the national television morning show The Daily Buzz. After graduating with a degree in journalism (with a minor in Spanish) from the University of Florida, Kristin spent time living in Paris and Los Angeles and now lives in Orlando with her husband and young son. She is the co-founder and co-host of the popular web series and podcast FRIENDS & FICTION.

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215
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ISBN: 9780778311010
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Park Row - March 2nd, 2021