Patti  Callahan Henry-The Favorite Daughter

Patti Callahan Henry


Patti Callahan Henry is a New York Times bestselling author of 12 novels, including The Bookshop at Water’s Edge. A finalist for the Townsend Prize for fiction, an Indie Next Pick, an OKRA pick, and a multiple nominee for the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) Novel of the Year, Patti is a frequent speaker at luncheons, book clubs, and women’s groups. The mother of three children, she now lives with her husband in both Mountain Brook, Alabama and Bluffton, South Carolina.


Peeling Back the Layers

From, Katherine Center, the New York Times bestselling author of How to Walk Away comes a stunning new novel about family, hope, and learning to love against all odds. A provocative and powerful novel from Zoe Fishman, the bestselling author of Inheriting Edith, explores the meaning of family, the invisibility of addiction, and the unpredictability and all-encompassing nature of grief. New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry returns to the beloved Lowcountry setting of The Bookshop at Water’s End with a novel of one woman’s homecoming. Join these three authors as they discuss what happens when you peel back the layers and reveal characters' vulnerability.

Moderator: Kate Whitman

Kate Whitman is vice president of Author and Family Programs at the Atlanta History Center and curates the popular Author Program series, which welcomes 50-60 bestselling authors of fiction and nonfiction to Atlanta each year.

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The Favorite Daughter

Ten years ago, Lena Donohue experienced a wedding-day betrayal so painful that she fled the small town of Watersend, South Carolina, and reinvented herself in New York City. Though now a freelance travel writer, the one place she rarely goes is home—until she learns of her dad’s failing health. Returning to Watersend means seeing the sister she has avoided for a decade and the brother who runs the family’s Irish pub and has borne the burden of his sisters’ rift. While Alzheimer’s slowly steals their father’s memories, the siblings rush to preserve his life in stories and in photographs. As his secret past brings Lena’s own childhood into focus, it sends her on a journey to discover the true meaning of home. BUY THIS BOOK!

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