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Meet the Author: Martha Hall Kelly

Sunday, October 29, 2017, 05:00pm

collage Martha Hall Kelly Lilac Girls compressGuest speaker at Annual Meeting: Martha Hall Kelly

Martha Hall Kelly will speak about her latest book, Lilac Girls, during the Annual Meeting as part of Pequot Library's Meet the Author series.

  • 30-40 minute author talk
  • Q & A session
  • Book signing, books available for purchase

In her debut novel, Kelly reveals an incredible story of love, redemption, and terrible secrets during World War II. The novel is historical fiction, based on the true story of 72 Polish women who were imprisoned and experimented on at Ravensbruck Concentration Camp and how Caroline Ferriday, an American philanthropist and former actress brought them to the U.S. for rehabilitation and the trip of a lifetime. Kelly researched the story for over ten years.

Martha Hall Kelly is a native New Englander, whose debut novel, Lilac Girls, became a New York Times bestseller the week it was published in April 2016. She lives in Connecticut and Martha's Vineyard. She worked as an advertising copywriter for many years, raised three wonderful children who are now mostly out of the nest and is hard at work on the prequel to Lilac Girls.

Pequot Library's Annual Meeting is free and open to the public. The Annual Meeting begins at 4:00 p.m.; guest speaker will begin at 5:00 p.m. All are welcome; only Friends of Pequot Library (Pequot Library Association) members can vote during the Annual Meeting.

  • Review the minutes from the 2016 Annual Meeting
  • Review proposed revisions to the PLA bylaws
  • Meet the proposed new board members
  • Award Recipients


Location : Auditorium
Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 115