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It was called "The Titanic of the South." The luxury steamship sank in 1838 with Savannah's elite on board; through time, their fates were forgotten—until the wreck was found, and now their story is finally being told in this breathtaking novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Becoming Mrs. Lewis.
A New York Times Bestselling Author
Co-creator and co-host of the weekly web show and podcast
Friends & Fiction
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Patti Callahan Henry is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of sixteen novels and podcast host. She is the recipient of The Christy Award — A 2019 Winner “Book of the Year”; The Harper Lee Distinguished Writer of the Year for 2020 and the Alabama Library Association Book of the Year for 2019. She is the co-host and co-creator of the popular weekly online Friends and Fiction live web show and podcast. A full-time author and mother of three children, she now resides in both Mountain Brook, Alabama, and Bluffton, South Carolina with her husband.
When Savannah history professor Everly Winthrop is asked to guest-curate a new museum collection focusing on artifacts recovered from the steamship Pulaski, she's shocked.
The ship sank after a boiler explosion in 1838, and the wreckage was just discovered, 180 years later. Everly can't resist the opportunity to try to solve some of the mysteries and myths surrounding the devastating night of its sinking.
Everly's research leads her to the astounding history of a family of eleven who boarded the Pulaski together, and the extraordinary stories of two women from this family: a known survivor, Augusta Longstreet, and her niece, Lilly Dawson, who was never found, along with her child. These aristocratic women were part of Savannah's society, but when the ship exploded, each was faced with difficult and heartbreaking decisions.
This is a moving and powerful exploration of what women will do to endure in the face of tragedy, the role fate plays, and the myriad ways we survive the surviving.
“Stories that steal your imagination.”
Harper Collins announces a new imprint—Harper Muse
and Patti Callahan’s
Once Upon a Wardrobe
will be their debut novel.
October 19, 2021
From the New York Times bestselling author of Becoming Mrs. Lewis comes another tenderly imagined and enchanting story that pulls back the curtain on the early life of C. S. Lewis.
With Bonus Episode and Material
This edition collects all the interviews from Patti Callahan's Behind the Scenes of Becoming Mrs. Lewis podcast, as well as extensive bonus material not previously released, including an additional episode not released on the original podcast.
A bonus episode—including an interview with the founder and artistic director of Fellowship for Performing Arts, Max McLean.
Bonus chapters from Becoming Mrs. Lewis
A special letter, from author Patti Callahan to Joy Davidman
Patti Callahan (Author, Narrator), Lauren Woodward (Narrator), Full Cast (Narrator), Thomas Nelson (Publisher)
Special Edition Paperback
The new expanded edition includes:
A map of Oxford
An expanded discussion guide with 20+ questions for book clubs
A timeline of Jack and Joy's Lives
Joy's (imagined) letter to Jack
10 Things You May Not Know About Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis's Love Story
A Behind the Scenes Essay: Oxford—The City
In a most improbable friendship, she found love. In a world where women were silenced, she found her voice.
The New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry writing Contemporary Southern Fiction.
13 Contemporary Titles:
The Perfect Love Song (2019)
The Favorite Daughter (2019)
The Bookshop at Water’s End (2017)
The Idea of Love (2015)
The Stories We Tell (2014)
And Then I Found You (2013)
Coming up for Air (2011)
Driftwood Summer (2009)
The Art of Keeping Secrets (2008)
Between the Tides (2007)
When Light Breaks (2006)
Where the River Runs (2005)
Losing the Moon (2004)
The New York Times bestselling author began writing under the name of 'Patti Callahan' with her introduction into the historical fiction genre. With a belief that the power of story changes us and moves us, Patti’s historical fiction explores the untold stories of the past that affect us now.
4 Historical Titles:
Once Upon a Wardrobe 10/21
Surviving Savannah 3/21
Wild Swan 12/20
Becoming Mrs. Lewis: The Improbably Love Story of Joy Davidman & C.S. Lewis 10/18
2 Podcast Collection Series:
The Untold Story Behind Surviving Savannah Podcast Series 3/21
Behind the Scenes of Becoming Mrs. Lewis Podcast 1/20
SURVIVING SAVANNAH | Patti Callahan
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Becoming Mrs. Lewis
The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis
Now a USA TODAY, Publishers Weekly, and The Globe and Mail Bestseller.