Women's Voices Book Club with Martha Hall Kelly

Martha Hall Kelly Event
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 6:00pm

This event is a virtual Meet-and-Greet. RSVP today!

Enjoy this complimentary event with discounts in the cafe. Starting at 6PM is a book discussion lead by top bookseller Karin Barker, followed up a 30 minute skype session with Martha.

The runaway bestseller Lilac Girls introduced the real-life heroine Caroline Ferriday. This sweeping new novel, set a generation earlier and also inspired by true events, features Caroline’s mother, Eliza, and follows three equally indomitable women from St. Petersburg to Paris under the shadow of World War I.

It’s 1914 and Eliza Ferriday is thrilled to travel to St. Petersburg with her best friend Sofya Streshnayva, a cousin of the Romanovs. But when war looms and Russia’s Imperial dynasty begins to fall, Eliza escapes back to America, while Sofya and her family flee to their country estate. In need of domestic help, they hire the local fortuneteller’s daughter, Varinka, unknowingly bringing unspeakable danger into their home. On the other side of the Atlantic, Eliza helps the destitute White Russian families find safety as they escape the revolution. But when Sofya’s letters suddenly stop coming she fears her friend has come to a terrible end.

From the Tsar’s palaces of St. Petersburg to the long-lost Russian neighborhoods of Paris to the glorious estates of Southampton, New York, the lives of Eliza, Sofya, and Varinka intersect in profound ways, taking readers on a breathtaking ride through a fascinating time in history.

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Lost Roses: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781524796372
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - April 9th, 2019

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Lilac Girls: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101883082
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - February 28th, 2017

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