Page and Palette will host New York Times bestselling author Karen White for a “Read It & Eat” luncheon event Monday, June 16th. White will discuss her latest novel A Long Time Gone at noon at the Pelican Patio, located at 14 N.Church Street in downtown Fairhope. Luncheon tickets are available for $10.
Karen White has become a mainstay on national bestseller lists, establishing a devoted, and growing, fan base of readers, booksellers and bloggers. Last summer, after publishing fifteen previous books, White’s first hardcover The Time Between debuted on The New York Times and independent bookstore bestseller lists.
A Long Time Gone is inspired by Karen’s childhood summers spent at her grandmother’s house in Mississippi, where she would sit under the kitchen table and eavesdrop as the women in her family shared “southern sister girl talk.” A Long Time Gone is a touching story about the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters: Bootsie, the Walker family matriarch with the tragic past; her daughter, Carol Lynne, whose struggles with drugs and the wrong men lead her far from home; and Vivien, the granddaughter determined not to repeat troubling family patterns.
Vivien Walker swore she’d never return to the Mississippi Delta as generations of Walker women had. But reeling from her recent divorce, she heads back to the family home. When a violent storm uncovers the remains of a long-dead woman buried in the backyard, Vivien vows to uncover her family’s secrets and break the cycle of loss that has haunted the Walkers for generations.
If you would like to learn more about the author, please visit http://www.karen-white.com/