Library Foundation Hosting Lunch With Critically-Acclaimed Author

provided to The Santiva Chronicle

The Sanibel Public Library Foundation will host “Lunch With The Author” Wednesday, April 6 with critically-acclaimed writer Martha Hall Kelly at the Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m., lunch and a presentation by the author will be from noon to 2 p.m. Cost is $100 per person.

Kelly is the author of three novels of historical fiction. Her first, “Lilac Girls,” was an instant New York Times bestseller and has sold 1.5 million copies. Set during World War II, it introduced Caroline Ferriday, an American philanthropist who hlped young girls released from Ravensbruck Concentration Camp. Two prequels tell the stories of Ferriday’s ancestors. “Lost Roses” takes place during World War I and “Sunflower Sisters” during the Civil War.

Kelly is a native New Englander and lives in Litchfield County, Conn. She has earned journalism degrees from Syracuse and Northwestern Universities, worked as an advertising copywriter for many years and raised three children, who are now mostly out of the nest.

Stop by the Sanibel Public Library to check out Kelly’s books featured in a special display. Also, to become more familiar with Kelly, visit her website.

This is the 10th “Lunch with the Author” event which directly supports the work of The Library Foundation. The presenting sponsor for the luncheon is Uhler and Vertich Financial Planners. There are additional sponsorship opportunities for those who wish to meet with Kelly at a private reception.

For additional information about the luncheon, email

The Library Foundation’s programming, such as its Author Series and Summer Reading Program, and technology services like eShelf, leverages public tax dollar investment and helps the Sanibel Public Library provide dynamic and engaging initiatives that enhance the Library experience.

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