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New Canaan Library Literary Luncheon featuring Martha Hall Kelly

Submitted by elmstreetbooks on Fri, 10/01/2021 - 12:28pm

MARTHA HALL KELLY is a native New Englander who lives in Litchfield County Connecticut. She earned journalism degrees from Syracuse and Northwestern Universities, worked as an advertising copywriter for many years and raised three wonderful children, who are now mostly out of the nest. Her debut novel Lilac Girls became an instant New York Times bestseller in April of 2016 and spent 56 weeks on the paperback bestseller list. Now, in Sunflower Sisters, Kelly tells the story of Georgeanna Woolsey, a Union nurse who joins the war effort during the Civil War, and whose calling leads her to cross paths with both Jemma, a young enslaved girl who is sold and conscripted into the army, and Anne-May Wilson, a southern plantation mistress whose husband enlists.

Since 2008, the Literary Luncheon has brought our community together to celebrate a renowned author and strengthen the Library’s mission; to inspire lifelong learning through innovation and discovery and to be the information and cultural center of the community. Proceeds ensure New Canaan Library will continue to provide the very best programming and collections to our community and beyond. The Literary Luncheon is a highlight of New Canaan’s social calendar and a beloved annual tradition.

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Individual tickets will be available mid-October. Follow the link below for more information.

Event date: 
Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 11:00am
Event address: 
Woodway Country Club
540 Hoyt Street
Darien, CT 06820
Lilac Girls: A Novel (Woolsey-Ferriday) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101883082
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - February 28th, 2017

Sunflower Sisters: A Novel (Woolsey-Ferriday) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524796402
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Published: Ballantine Books - March 30th, 2021

Lost Roses: A Novel (Woolsey-Ferriday) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524796396
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Published: Ballantine Books - March 3rd, 2020