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The B&N Podcast

Apr 8, 2019

Martha Hall Kelly's runaway 2016 bestseller Lilac Girls captivated the world with the braided stories of three women -- one American, one German, one Polish -- who witness the tumultuous events of the 1940s and 1950s. Readers who dove into that story will be overjoyed to return to Martha Hall Kelly's fiction with her new book Lost Roses, the latest Barnes & Noble Book Club selection. Lost Roses introduces Eliza Ferriday, mother to Caroline Ferriday from Lilac Girls, and travels back a generation in time to tell the story of Russian emigres and New York Society during the First World War -- as only Martha Hall Kelly can. In this episode, Kelly joins Miwa Messer in the studio to talk about the inspiration behind her sweeping new novel.