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  • Writer's picturePatti Callahan Henry

My partying Labor Day weekend?

Updated: Jan 25, 2022

I am reading these page proofs front to back out loud. You heard me -- out loud. And I am falling in love all over again with these -- dare I say -- badass women of SURVIVING SAVANNAH.

Page proofs. It is so odd to be so private about a book for so long and then find a way to begin to talk about it. Years of reading. Years of writing. Years of....yes, despair and then elation. This is the last time I will see these pages until they end up in a hardbound book for the world to see.

Right now, it's just the pages and me. A little private weekend party. Read More about SURVIVING SAVANNAH. Available for pre-order now.


Coming March 9, 2021


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. Read More


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