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Connecticut Author Returns To Spotlight With 'Lost Roses'

From the bestselling author of Lilac Girls comes a new novel. It's called Lost Roses and it centers on Eliza Ferriday, a one-time Connecticut resident and mother of esteemed philanthropist Caroline Ferriday.

This hour, author Martha Hall Kelly returns to our studios to talk about the book, and about her experience researching war and revolution in the early 20th century. 

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  • Martha Hall Kelly - New York Times bestselling author of Lilac Girls; her new novel is called Lost Roses (@marthahallkelly)
  • Dr. David McFadden - Professor of History and Director of the Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies Program at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut 

Read an excerpt from Lost Roses:

Excerpted with permission from the new book LOST ROSES: A Novel by Martha Hall Kelly. Published by Ballantine, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York. Copyright © 2019 by Martha Hall Kelly. All rights reserved.

Chion Wolf contributed to this show.

Lucy is the Executive Producer and Host of Connecticut Public's morning talk show, 'Where We Live.' She’s a longtime public radio reporter covering several beats including immigration, juvenile justice and child welfare issues, education, veterans affairs and the military.
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