A Special Evening with author of LILAC GIRLS, Martha Hall Kelly

April 9, 2019 in New York, NY

Lost Roses Martha Hall Kelly You fell in love with Caroline Ferriday in Martha Hall Kelly’s New York Times bestselling novel, LILAC GIRLS. Now, in LOST ROSES, set in the shadow of World War I, you’ll meet Caroline’s indomitable mother Eliza. Join Random House on Tuesday, April 9th for a special in-house event celebrating LOST ROSES. Martha Hall Kelly will be in conversation with bestselling author, Christina Baker Kline.

Event Details

What was Included

  • Meet & Greet with Martha Hall Kelly
  • Signed Copy of LOST ROSES
  • Wine & hors d'oeuvres
  • Additional Add-on Bellamy-Ferriday house tour voucher for $15.00

Date & Time

April 9, 2019
Doors Open at 6:00PM; Conversation begins at 6:30PM; Photo Meet-and-Greet Opportunity to follow to 8:30 PM


New York, NY

Random House
1745 Broadway
New York, NY 10019


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The Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden embodies the dramatically different passions of two extraordinary individuals. Bethlehem pastor Rev. Joseph Bellamy, a renowned leader of the emotional religious revival of the 1740s known as the Great Awakening, built the house around 1754. In 1912, New Yorkers Henry and Eliza Ferriday acquired it as a summer residence. Eliza and her daughter Caroline designed the formal garden featuring a significant collection of historic roses, peonies, and lilacs. Martha Hall Kelly’s debut novel Lilac Girls focuses on social philanthropist Caroline’s work to gain war reparations and medical attention for the “lapins” (rabbits) - female prisoners subjected to medical testing at the Nazi’s Ravensbrück concentration camp. Lost Roses, Kelly’s Lilac Girls prequel, follows three indomitable women from St. Petersburg to Paris under the shadow of World War I.

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Travel Details

Location Big Ideas Night is held at Random House, located near Columbus Circle in Manhattan. The address for Random House is 1745 Broadway between W 55th and 56th Streets, New York, NY 10019. Random House is near the A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, N, Q and R trains at 7th Avenue/57th Street; B, D and E trains at 7th Avenue/53rd Street and 1, A , B, C, and D trains at 59th Street/Columbus Circle.

How do I reserve my seat? Seating is general admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the event start time.

Where can I contact Random House with any questions? For questions or suggestions, please email pr@randomhouse.com. For information regarding a press pass, please contact Katie Darcy at Random House at 212-572-2694 or kdarcy@randomhouse.com.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No, there is no need to bring a printed ticket to the event. Your name will be on the guest list.

What is the refund policy? Refunds will be granted until Friday, April 5 at 6:30pm EST. After that time, tickets will be non-exchangeable, non-refundable and non-transferable. To obtain a refund, please request one through Eventbrite or email pr@randomhouse.com. Refund requests will be processed within 48 hours.

Is my ticket transferrable? No, unfortunately your ticket is non-transferable. 

For more information on this A Special Evening with Martha Hall Kelly and other upcoming Random House special events, please visit http://www.randomhousebooks.com/events/

About the Hosts

Martha Hall Kelly is the New York Times bestselling author of Lilac Girls. She lives in Connecticut, where she spends her days filling legal pads with stories and reading World War II books. Lost Roses is her second novel.