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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."
NYT Bestselling Author of The Lost Girls of Paris
“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
“Fans of Christina Baker Kline and Kate Quinn will love this beautiful, richly detailed novel about a lost bit of American maritime history. In a seamless blending of fact and fiction, Patti Callahan has created an atmospheric, compelling story of survival, tragedy, the enduring power of myth and memory, and the moments that change one's life."
#1 NYT Bestselling Author of
The Great Alone & The Nightingale
“Through the interwoven tales of three courageous women, Surviving Savannah grips the reader in a spellbinding novel full of mystery, tragedy, sacrifice, and resilience. Layering painstaking research with evocative prose, Callahan has penned an utterly transportive read while illuminating a heart-wrenching yet largely forgotten slice of American history. Superb.”
NYT Bestselling Author of
Sold on a Monday
“Hidden history rises from the watery depths in all its glittering glory but also in its intimate, human detail. Meticulously researched, beautifully written, underpinned by timeless themes of personal trauma and its aftereffects, Surviving Savannah is a journey readers and book clubs will treasure.”
#1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Before We Were Yours and
The Book of Lost Friends
“A luminous novel about bravery, connection, and resilience that resurrects a forgotten 19th-century shipwreck and interlaces it with a page-turning contemporary narrative. With lush historical detail and a graceful pen, Callahan raises questions about fate, faith, and human purpose that are timeless.
Surviving Savannah has the luster of a secret that’s been pulled from the depths of the sea.”
Bestselling author of
The Lost Queen & The Forgotten Kingdom
Casimir Pulaski Monument in Savannah, or Pulaski Monument on Monterey Square, is a 19th-century monument to Casimir Pulaski, located in Monterey Square, on Bull Street, Savannah, Georgia, not far from the battlefield where Pulaski lost his life during the siege of Savannah. The Steamship Pulaski was named after him.
"What a marvelous tapestry
Patti Callahan has woven in
In this spellbinding story of the tragic 1838 sinking of the Pulaski, the 'Titanic of the South', the reader confronts the harrowing disaster through the eyes of its few survivors while simultaneously experiencing the surprising epiphanies of the Pulaski shipwreck discovery, when history professor and curator Everly Winthrop pieces together the remnants of the past.
Beautifully written with a masterfully crafted plot, SURVIVING SAVANNAH leaves the reader breathless and marveling at the manner in which the past and present interweave in ways we almost cannot imagine."
Bestselling Author of
The Only Woman in the Room &
The Mystery of Mrs. Christie
“In this lush, vibrant novel by the indomitable Patti Callahan, one can feel with incredible vibrancy the raw terror aboard a sinking steamship in the darkness, the searing pain of loss, the modern-day mystery of a ghost ship unearthed in the ocean’s depth.
Callahan splashes every scene with rich life, delivering the reader straight to the heart of the story, which is a rich tale of friendship, heritage, forgiveness, redemption, and the thin, too-fragile line between life and death. “How will we survive the surviving?” one of her characters wonders, and it is a question that Callahan mines beautifully.
If you’re fascinated by the Titanic, meet your new favorite novel, a lush, vibrant based-on-a-true-story tale that toggles effortlessly between present and past, as a doomed ship sets out to sea, forever changing the fate of the mysterious, moss-draped city of Savannah.”
NYT Bestselling Author of
The Book of Lost Names