South­ern Lit ben­e­fit fea­tures au­thor Karen White

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Three- time New York Times best-sell­ing au­thor Karen White will be in town to­day, June 14, for Fo­cus Lit, a fundraiser for the South­ern Lit Al­liance.

She will read f rom her new South­ern Gothic- tinged novel “Dreams of Fall­ing.” The story, set in the Low Coun­try of South Carolina, cen­ters on friends, moth­ers and daugh­ters, and dark mys­ter­ies of the past wait­ing to be un­cov­ered.

“This is one of the first stops on her book tour, and we are lucky to have her,” says Lynda LeVan, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the South­ern Lit Al­liance.

The event will be held at The Pey­ton in Strat­ton Hall, 3146 Broad St., at 5:30 p.m. Its $60 ticket in­cludes Low Coun­try- i nspired hors d’oeu­vres, wine and a sig­na­ture cock­tail, The Queen Bee.

Many of her 28 nov­els have ap­peared on var­i­ous best- seller lists; the most re­cent, “The Guests on South Battery” and “The Night the Lights Went Out,” were New York Times best- s ell ers in 2017 and earned top rank­ings on the NYT ebook list, Bookscan and USA To­day.

Her books have been nom­i­nated for nu­mer­ous na­tional con­tests, in­clud­ing the South­east­ern Book­sell­ers Al­liance Fic­tion Book of the Year, and she has twice won the Na­tional Read­ers’ Choice Award.

White cur­rently lives near At­lanta with her hus- band, two chil­dren and two Ha­vanese dogs.

To make a reser­va­tion to­day: 423-777-4221.


Karen White is the fea­tured au­thor at tonight’s Fo­cus Lit fundraiser for the South­ern Lit Al­liance.

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