Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Surviving Savannah

Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings and helps us spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating!
 
Patt Callahan
Expected publication date: March 9, 2021
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. - from Goodreads

I love historical fiction, and this is an event I've never heard of before!

18 comments:

  1. What a tragic story - though I am very intrigued by the idea that this ship was the Titanic of the south.

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  2. I am definitely waiting on this one as well. I love the city of Savannah, so I am really intrigued by this. Great pick!

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    1. Thanks, Christina! Savannah is a place I want to visit!

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  3. It sounds very intriguing for sure. My wishlist just grew *sigh* Thank you for sharing this with us. Happy reading and Merry Christmas.

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  4. Wow. It sounds like there will be a lot of layers to that.

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  5. Is this based on a real event? The one thing I really appreciate about some historical fiction is when they expose me to something I didn't know or didn't know much about.

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    1. Yes, it is! Although, I've never heard of it, so I'm excited to learn more.

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  6. This one sounds so interesting!

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  7. Oh wow this does sound good. and I imagine heartbreaking and gripping when we find out what decisions they have to make.

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  8. Both the book and the event are new to me as well so this is definitely going on my TBR. Thanks for putting it on my radar. :)

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  9. Huh. Interesting. I'm pretty particular with my historicals when I read them. This one sounds pretty unique. I hate that most of them seem to be focused on WWII. I'll have to look out for this one to order for my library in the future.

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    1. I do enjoy WWII historical fiction, but it's nice to see something different!

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