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Wednesday, April 11, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

New Haven Lawn Club,
193 Whitney Ave., New Haven

New York Times Bestselling Author
Martha Hall Kelly

 

 

LilacGirls

Martha Hall Kelly’s debut novel, Lilac Girls, is based on the true story of Connecticut’s own Caroline Ferriday. Caroline grew up as a New York socialite who worked at the French consulate during World War II. She quickly became a member of the French Resistance and was particularly interested in the fate of the female political prisoners in a Nazi camp called Ravensbrück, where the women were subject to medical testing.  In 1957, Caroline began her crusade to bring the “lapins” (rabbits) of Ravensbrück to the United States to have restorative medical attention. Of the 53 surviving women, 35 were able to make the trip to the United States due to Caroline’s tireless crusade on their behalf.  In her novel, Martha transforms the horrors and inhumanities of war into a story of sisterhood and perseverance. Girl Scouts of Connecticut looks forward to meeting this popular female novelist and learning more about the inspiration behind Lilac Girls, the story of a woman who lived the Girl Scout mission—to be a woman of courage, confidence, and character, who made the world a better place.

 

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Virginia and Joel Giuffré
The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven