Random House Reader’s Circle Live!
with Martha Hall Kelly

Random House Book Club Event Featuring Martha Hall Kelly's

September 26, 2017 in New York, NY

Bring a friend or your book club for Random House Reader’s Circle Live! for the opportunity to meet with other book lovers to discuss Martha Hall Kelly’s New York Times bestseller, LILAC GIRLS. Held at our flagship office in New York City on Tuesday, September 26 from 6:00PM – 8:00PM.

Like every great book club gathering, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served as guests break out into small groups for discussions led by Random House staff. After the conversation, Martha will join the group to share her thoughts about the novel, her writing process, and how she used the lives of women in history to portray how the fates of women intersect across continents in the time of war. Martha will be interviewed by Allison Pataki, New York Times bestselling author of The Traitor’s Wife, The Accidental Empress, Sisi: Empress On Her Own and Where The Light Falls.

The $35 ticket price includes a trade paperback copy of LILAC GIRLS. The book will be delivered to your door prior to the event.

The Random House Reader’s Circle Live! series—held at the publisher’s flagship office in Manhattan—is a chance for readers to come together to discuss a novel provided by Random House. These lively literary gatherings offer guests exclusive access to a deeper conversation with fellow readers, as well as the chance to meet the author for more insight into their stories.

About Our Pick:

In LILAC GIRLS, Martha Hall Kelly’s first novel, the lives of three women are set on a collision course in World War II. Their stories cross continents—from New York to Paris, Germany, and Poland. New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline’s world is forever changed when Hitler’s army invades Poland in September 1939—and then sets its sights on France. An ocean away from Caroline, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, senses her carefree youth disappearing as she is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement. And for the ambitious young German doctor Herta Oberheuser, an ad for a government medical position seems her ticket out of a desolate life. A remarkable novel of unsung women and their quest for love, freedom, and second chances, LILAC GIRLS is a story that will keep readers bonded with the characters, searching for the truth, until the final pages.

Event Details

What was Included

  • Guaranteed seating
  • A copy of LILAC GIRLS
  • An Advance Reader's Edition of one of our favorite new reads
  • Opportunity to hear Martha Hall Kelly speak
  • Wine & hors d'oeuvres

Date & Time

September 26, 2017
Doors Open at 5:30PM; Book Club begins at 6:00PM to 8:00PM


New York, NY

Random House
1745 Broadway
New York, NY 10019


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Travel Details

Location Random House Reader's Circle Live! is held at Random House, located near Columbus Circle in Manhattan. The address for Random House is 
1745 Broadway between 55th and 56th Street, 
New York, NY 10019.

A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, N, Q, R to 7th Avenue – 57th Street ; B, D, E to 7th Avenue – 53rd Street; 1, A, B, C, D to 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 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 Sally Marvin at Random House at 212-572-2141 or smarvin@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 are issued up until 48 hours before Random House Reader's Circle. After that time, tickets will be non-exchangeable, non-refundable and non-transferable.

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

For more information on this Random House Reader's Circle and other upcoming Random House special events, visit http://www.randomhousebooks.com/events/.

About the Hosts

Martha Hall Kelly lives in Connecticut, where she’s writing the prequel to Lilac Girls. This is her first novel.