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New York Times Bestselling Author Patti Callahan 

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Coming March 9, 2021


"The Titanic of the South"

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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.

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.

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The wildly successful and much-beloved
"Becoming Mrs. Lewis " is available NOW  
in an expanded trade paper edition.

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“In Surviving Savannah, Patti Callahan masterfully weaves a little known historical tragedy, an enigmatic mystery, and a searing family saga into a mesmerizing tale that will captivate readers until the
last page and beyond." 


Pam Jenoff,
NYT Bestselling Author of The Lost Girls of Paris


Surviving Savannah

Praise For 



“The astonishing story of the “Titanic of the South” is brought to vivid life by Callahan, who effortlessly blends fact and fiction into a novel that I simply couldn’t put down. This tale of survival, love, and loss, as well as Callahan’s epic portrayals of
a trio of strong, passionate women, gripped

me from the very first page. Simply masterful."

Fiona Davis, NYT Bestselling Author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue

Blue Smoke

Available Now!

A Story of Florence Nightingale

by Patti Callahan 

and performed by Cynthia Erivo 

An Audible Orginal 


Harper Collins announces a new imprintHarper 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. 


"Where did Narnia

come from?”

The answer

 will change 


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Podcast Collection
 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)

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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. 

Becoming Mrs. Lewis is a USA TODAY, Publishers Weekly, and
The Globe and Mail Bestseller. 

The New York Times bestselling author began writing under the name of 'Patti Callahan' with her debut introduction into the historical fiction genre, with her fourteenth novel, the award-winning, BECOMING MRS. LEWIS — the Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C. S.  The expanded paperback edition was released March 24, 2020, and available now. The hardcover, audiobook, and e-book are also available now. 


Now a USA TODAY, Publishers Weekly, Globe, and Mail Bestseller. Available Now in the US, UK, and CA. Scroll below to learn more about her journey and additional historical titles to come.  Check out the Behind the Scenes of Becoming Mrs. Lewis Podcast Series here.  Download, listen, subscribe, review, and share.  The podcast audiobook was released on January 7, 2020, and available now (includes bonus episodes). 

WILD SWAN, a novella following the fiery life of one of history’s greatest heroines and the mother of modern nursing: Florence Nightingale by Patti Callahan, released December 10, 2020, as an Audible Original performed by Cynthia Erivo.

On March 9, 2021, a new historical fiction novel will be released —"SURVIVING SAVANNAH" based on the true story of the Steamship Pulaski wreck and available for pre-order now

ONCE UPON A WARDROBE is another tenderly imagined and enchanting story that pulls back the curtain on the early life of C. S. Lewis from Callahan— coming October 19, 2021, and available for pre-order now—published by Harper Collins' new imprint —Harper Muse. Callahan's Once Upon a Wardrobe will be their debut novel launching this fall.

If you are looking for Patti Callahan Henry's popular Southern Contemporary titles, click here,  or the Contemporary tab above.  

Once Upon a Wardrobe

Once Upon a Wardrobe by Patti Callahan | Oct 19, 2021 and available for pre-order now. | A tenderly imagined and enchanting story that pulls back the curtain on the early life of C. S. Lewis.

Surviving Savannah

SURVIVING SAVANNAH | Coming March 9, 2021 "The Titanic of the South" By Patti Callahan Pre-Order Now! Available in Hardcover, e-book, and audio formats.


WILD SWAN The Story of Florence Nightingale by Patti Callahan and performed by Cynthia Erivo | Audible Original | December 10, 2020

Becoming Mrs. Lewis

BECOMING MRS. LEWIS Historical Fiction (2018) Patti Callahan. US, CA. Available in hardcover, audiobook, e-book. Expanded paperback edition available now.

Becoming Mrs. Lewis

BECOMING MRS. LEWIS (UK) 2019 Patti Callahan Historical Fiction. Available Now.

Behind the Scenes of BML Podcast

BEHIND THE SCENES OF BECOMING MRS. LEWIS PODCAST SERIES. A seven part original podcast with host and author Patti Callahan. October 1, 2019. View our mini podcast site. Podcast audiobook (includes bonus material) Jan. 7, 2020 and available now. .

© 2021 by Patti Callahan Henry


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