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An Incredible Polish Christmas at Caroline Ferriday’s House

What a wonderful time we had today at The Bellamy-Ferriday House in Bethlehem, CT. at the Polish Christmas celebration. Guests toured Caroline Ferriday’s former home and learned about Polish Christmas customs and I signed books in Caroline’s kitchen, the comfiest place in the world. I loved meeting so many Lilac Girls readers and book clubs … More An Incredible Polish Christmas at Caroline Ferriday’s House

Researching Lilac Girls in Paris Made the Book Come Alive

One of the best things about writing Lilac Girls was traveling the world searching for clues about the true story. I spent a lovely week there learning so much about Caroline. The archive she left at The University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Defense and the staff at the library there was especially helpful. Below are some of … More Researching Lilac Girls in Paris Made the Book Come Alive

W. Somerset Maugham’s 1940s Thoughts on America Still Resonate Today

I found this 1944 Life Magazine article displayed at the lovely Colonial Inn on Martha’s Vineyard. It’s an interesting look at a successful author’s life on the Vineyard during WWII. At the time of his visit, he was “the most prolific and financially successful living writer in the English language – second only to Churchill as the … More W. Somerset Maugham’s 1940s Thoughts on America Still Resonate Today