Thursday, September 21 at 6:30
Camp Kiwanee Needles Lodge
The Hanson Public Library is pleased to welcome back former Hanson resident and New York Times bestselling author Martha Hall Kelly for an author talk about her most recent book, The Golden Doves, at the Camp Kiwanee Needles Lodge. Inspired by true events, The Golden Doves tells the story of two former Allied spies who reunite following World War II in a mission against ongoing Nazi activity in Europe and French Guiana. We hope you’ll join us for this informative presentation!
This program is co-sponsored by the Hanson Public Library Foundation and Hanson Recreation Commission. There will be a book signing following the author talk. Storybook Cove will have copies of Martha’s books available for purchase.
About the Book: Two former female spies, bound together by their past, risk everything to hunt down an infamous Nazi doctor in the aftermath of World War II—an extraordinary novel inspired by true events from the New York Times bestselling author of Lilac Girls American Josie Anderson and Parisian Arlette LaRue are thrilled to be working in the French resistance, stealing so many Nazi secrets that they become known as the Golden Doves, renowned across France and hunted by the Gestapo. Their courage will cost them everything. When they are finally arrested and taken to the Ravensbrück concentration camp, along with their loved ones, a reclusive Nazi doctor does unspeakable things to Josie’s mother, a celebrated Jewish singer who joined her daughter in Paris when the world seemed bright. And Arlette’s son is stolen from her, never to be seen again. A decade later the Doves fall headlong into a dangerous dual mission: Josie is working for U.S. Army intelligence and accepts an assignment to hunt down the infamous doctor, while a mysterious man tells Arlette he may have found her son. The Golden Doves embark on a quest across Europe and ultimately to French Guiana, discovering a web of terrible secrets, and must put themselves in grave danger to finally secure justice and protect the ones they love.
About the Author: Martha Hall Kelly is a former Hanson resident and the New York Times bestselling author of Lilac Girls, Lost Roses, and Sunflower Sisters. With more than two million copies of her books sold and her books translated in fifty countries, she lives in Connecticut and New York City.