Thursday, June 2 at 1:00pm in Heritage Hall
After playing hooky one day in the seventh grade to read Gone With the Wind, Karen White knew she wanted to be a writer—or become Scarlett O’Hara. In spite of these aspirations, Karen pursued a degree in business and graduated cum laude with a BS in Management from Tulane University. Ten years later, after leaving the business world, she fulfilled her dream of becoming a writer and wrote her first book. In the Shadow of the Moon was published in August, 2000. Her books have since been nominated for numerous national contests including the SIBA (Southeastern Booksellers Alliance) Fiction Book of the Year, and have twice won the National Readers’ Choice Award, as well as appear- ing on multiple bestseller lists.
Karen will be promoting her new book Flight Patterns:
An expert in antique china, protagonist Georgia Chambers is hired by James Graf to identify and appraise a set of obscure Limoges china adorned with an elegant pattern of honeybees. Believing that she has seen a similar piece at her own childhood home where her elderly grandfather still tends his bee hives, Georgia makes the difficult decision to return to her estranged family to investigate. She is accompanied by James whose grandmother owned the precious china. Georgia and James quickly become companions, yet each is stifled by hurts from the past, making them fearful of the attraction they feel toward one another.
Living far away in New Orleans and engrossed in her job, Georgia believes she has escaped her past wounds and bottled-up memories. In returning home to Apalachicola, Florida, however, she must confront her past in intense interactions with her sister Maisy and her mother Birdie, characters whose earlier lives also have entrapped them. Only when the captivating mystery of the Limoges china untangles through the revelation of a series of family secrets do the characters begin to let go of what has damaged them. Only then can they begin to change.
For only $35 per person—meet the author, listen to her presentation, enjoy delicious teatime refreshments and receive a signed copy of Flight Patterns.
Open to the public as well as residents of Westminster Towers. Reservations and prior payment required. Seating is limited.
Contact Amy Laughlin at 803-328-5018 or firstname.lastname@example.org