Martha Hall Kelly » Author

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About Martha Hall Kelly




I’m a novelist and native New Englander, still pinching myself since Ballantine Books, a Penguin-Random House imprint, recently acquired Lilac Girls, the book I’ve been writing for five years. The novel is historical fiction, based on the true story of Polish women who were imprisoned at Ravensbruck Concentration Camp and how Caroline Ferriday, an American philanthropist and former actress brings them to the U.S. I have been researching the story for over ten years and am excited beyond belief to finally share it with the world.

I’ve included some background about the writing of the novel in the next few pages. Hope you enjoy the site and I’d love to hear from you  if you have questions or anything you’d like to share.