The Friends of the Library

invite you to an

afternoon with

Karen White

author of

On Folly Beach

About Karen White

White was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and during her childhood lived in numerous states and also in Venezula and London, England, where she graduated from The American School in London. She attended college at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Management.

Her first book, In the Shadow of the Moon was a double finalist for the Romance Writers of America RITA Award. The Girl on Legare Street hit The New York Times Best Seller list in November 2009, and On Folly Beach in May 2010, which was also a NYT bestseller.Most of White's novels are based in the low-country of the southeastern United States. White currently has 15 novels published with her current book, The Time Between hitting the shelves in June 2013 and debuting on the NYT Bestseller list at number 25 for Hardcover fiction.

White is married with two children. White is currently published by a division of Penguin Books. She is currently contracted with them for four more books.

About "On Folly Beach"

Folly Beach, South Carolina, has survived despite hurricanes and war. But it's the personal battles of Folly Beach's residents that have left the most scars, and why a young widow has been beckoned there to heal her own...

To most people, Folly Beach is simply the last barrier island before reaching the great Atlantic. To some, it's a sanctuary for lost souls, which is why Emmy Hamilton's mother encourages her to buy the local book store, Folly's Finds, hoping it will distract Emmy from the loss of her husband.

Emmy is at first resistant. So much has already changed. But after finding love letters and an image of a beautiful bottle tree in a box of used books from Folly's Finds, she decides to take the plunge. But the seller insists on one condition: Emmy must allow Lulu, the late owner's difficult sister, to continue selling her bottle trees from its back yard.

For the most part Emmy ignores Lulu as she sifts through the love letters, wanting to learn more. But the more she discovers about the letters, the more she understands Lulu. As details of a possible murder and a mysterious disappearance during WWII are revealed, the two women discover that circumstances beyond their control, sixty years apart, have brought them together, here on Folly Beach. And it is here that their war-ravaged hearts can find hope for a second chance...

Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at the Cleveland Country Club.

The Friends of the Library will be hosting author Karen White for lunch from 10 AM to 2 PM. The Fola Merchant's Alley will also be available during this time for book sales. Lunch will be served at noon.

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