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Buxton Book Presents: Patti Callahan

March 11, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Buxton Books and The Charleston Library Society is excited to welcome author, Patti Callahan, for her newest book Surviving Savannah on Thursday, March 11 from 6-7 PM. The virtual event will be broadcasted from CLS and Patti Callahan Henry will be joined by Polly Buxton and in conversation with local author Erik Colonius. To RSVP to this event, please email monica@buxtonbooks.com or call 843-723-1670

Each guest who RSVPs to the event will receive a ticket with the name of a real passenger on the Pulaski. After the event, you’ll receive an email to find out if your name perished or survived and how.

Virtual Event Ticket FREE. RSVP by emailing Monica@BuxtonBooks.com
Virtual Event Ticket + Book $25 Purchase your book here (your receipt is your confirmation for the event)
Purchase a copy of Surviving Savannah with Buxton Books and receive a bookplate signed copy and a leather luggage tag created by Patti Henry!

(Please Note: If you would like Patti Henry to personally sign your copy of the book instead of a bookplate, please note that in your order. Personally signed books will be shipped or ready for pick up after the 3/11 event.)

The email address you provide when purchasing is the email address that the Zoom link and password will be sent to. The Zoom link and password will be sent by 3 PM on the day of the event.
For questions, please email Monica@BuxtonBooks.com or call the bookstore at 843-723-1670.


About the Book:

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.


March 11, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm