Updated: Jan 24, 2022
March 4, 2021
Whether you plan to dust off your passport this spring or just sip umbrella drinks on the porch, you’ll have plenty of new books to enjoy in the warmer weather. Readers are raving about Kristin Hannah’s new novel set in the Great Depression, and bestselling authors Kate Quinn (The Alice Network) and Martha Hall Kelly (Lilac Girls) are releasing new novels in March. The latest titles also include chilling thrillers, a memoir from a Southern evangelical in NYC, a page-turning fantasy novel and inspiration to face life’s tough questions.
Treat yourself to a shopping trip at Park Road Books or Main St. Books in Davidson (check the stores’ current shopping policies and hours), or shop via the Amazon links below (book summaries pulled from Amazon.com). Happy spring reading!
Surviving Savannah, by Patti Callahan (Berkley) Release Date: March 9
“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 Forsyth, 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.” Read More about Surviving Savannah