Hall Kelly

Martha Hall Kelly holds a degree in Journalism from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University and a Master’s degree in Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School. She has spent most of her professional life writing for major advertising agencies, including J. Walter Thompson, McCann-Erickson and BBDO. While raising her children, Martha, a New England native, became captivated with the story of fellow Connecticut resident Caroline Ferriday's fight to help the fifty Polish survivors of Ravensbruck known as “The Rabbits.” The search for the true story took Martha across the globe, to Caroline's three archives in Connecticut, Washington D.C. and Nanterre, France.

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This is the kind of book I wish I had the courage to write—a profound, unsettling, and thoroughly captivating look at sisterhood through the dark lens of the Holocaust. Lilac Girls is the best book I’ve read all year. It will haunt you.

Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
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Fans of historical fiction will love Martha Hall Kelly's debut novel, Lilac Girls.

ABC News
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