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Patti Callahan Henry

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Patti Callahan Henry is a New York Times Bestselling author --Losing the Moon, Where the River Runs, When Light Breaks, Between the Tides, The Art of Keeping Secrets, Driftwood Summer and The Perfect Love Song: A Holiday Story, Coming Up for Air, And Then I Found You and The Stories We Tell.

Patti was a finalist in the Townsend Prize for Fiction and twice a nominee for the Southeastern Independent Booksellers Association Fiction Book of the Year. Patti is hailed as a fresh new voice in southern fiction. She is a frequent speaker at luncheons, book clubs and women's groups where she discusses the importance of storytelling and anything else they want to talk about.

Patti grew up as a Minister's daughter, learning early how storytelling effects our lives. She grew up spending her summers on Cape Cod where she began her love affair with the beach, ocean, tides and nature of the coast. Moving south at the tender age of twelve, she found solace in books and stories. While attending Auburn University, she met a southern boy who later proposed on Daufuskie Island, South Carolina, next to a historic lighthouse overlooking the Sound. After earning her Master's degree in Child Health, Patti worked as a Clinical Nurse Specialist until her first child was born.
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Patti Callahan Henry recommends
Necessary Arrangements (2007)
Tanya Michna
"A novel about the power of love in a broken world... a poignant story that will touch the heart."
Hurricanes in Paradise (2010)
Denise Hildreth
"Soaked with sun, wit, and heart, this is a story of healing and the hope that, sometimes, surviving the storm has no rewards."
Close Enough to Touch (2017)
Colleen Oakley
"Oakley delivers a story that overflows with compassion, humor, and the impulsive need to read just one more chapter until you reach the very satisfying end."
The Hideaway (2017)
Lauren K Denton
"A story both powerful and enchanting: a don’t-miss novel in the greatest southern traditions of storytelling."
The Hidden Light of Northern Fires (2017)
Daren Wang
"With a forbidden love story weaving in and out of the pages, Daren Wang has crafted a novel that will linger in the heart long after its last page."
Shadow of the Lions (2017)
Christopher Swann
"Swann is a gifted storyteller, a master at the twisty tale . . . Under Swann's deft hand, ultimately, Shadow of the Lions explores the timeless complexity of deep friendship--how it shapes us, destroys us and sometimes remakes us."
A Tangled Mercy (2017)
Joy Jordan-Lake
"Jordan-Lake brings us the aroma, taste, and view of Charleston as vividly as if we stood in the middle of the scene. The depth of emotion and veracity of the story sets this novel apart, as it brings a lost and critical piece of southern history to light. [It] is about the important things in our life - how art undoes our chaos; how history is part of our present; and how defiant love and forgiveness conquer hatred and bigotry."
Before I Let You Go (2018)
Kelly Rimmer
"Ripped from the headlines and from the heart, Before I Let You Go is an unforgettable novel that will amaze and startle you with its impact and heart."
I Was Anastasia (2018)
Ariel Lawhon
"Ariel Lawhon is a masterful storyteller; I Was Anastasia is a wild ride, extravagant with its vivid sensory experiences and page turning suspense. Inspired by history, and infused with imagination and intrigue, this novel satisfies with every twist and turn. I was both captivated and enchanted; I will carry this story—from its beguiling opening to its catch-my-breath ending — in my heart and imagination for a long, long while."

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