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Martha Hall Kelly

Martha Hall Kelly

I'm an author and native New Englander, still pinching myself since my debut novel  Lilac Girls, became a New York Times bestseller the week it was published in April 2016. 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. I have been researching the story for over ten years and am excited beyond belief to finally share it with the world.

"We had an awesome event! I can't even begin to tell you how wonderful Martha's presentation was, not to mention all of the positive feedback from attendees. "
-- Deborah Prozzo, Bristol Public Library, Literary Luncheon

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