Kingdoms of Savannah Book Launch

Kingdoms of Savannah Book Launch

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The Gingerbread House

1921 Bull Street

Savannah, GA 31401

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E. Shaver, booksellers presents George Dawes Green on his new book The Kingdoms of Savannah

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Please join us at the Gingerbread House on Monday July, 18th for an evening of storytelling in celebration of the publication of the new novel THE KINGDOMS OF SAVANNAH, by the New York Times bestselling novelist George Dawes Green, as well as the twenty-fifth anniversary of THE MOTH, the storytelling platform which Green founded in 1997. The evening will include a story of Savannah’s from the playwright Edgar Oliver, who has been hailed as ‘the world’s greatest living raconteur’; a presentation from Mr. Green on “How Stories Shape Savannah’s Character”; and several brilliant local raconteurs.

Each ticket includes 1 signed copy of the book.

Additional books and cash bar available.

The Kingdoms of Savannah is a novel about a place and the people in that place that reads like a thriller but could only have been written by someone who knows Savannah and its stories intimately and wants them to be told. It's the apotheosis of Southern Gothic Noir.

--Neil Gaiman, Author of American Gods

Savannah may appear to be "some town out of a fable," with its vine flowers, turreted mansions, and ghost tours that romanticize the city's history. But look deeper and you'll uncover secrets, past and present, that tell a more sinister tale. It's the story at the heart of George Dawes Green's chilling new novel, The Kingdoms of Savannah.

It begins quietly on a balmy Southern night as some locals gather at Bo Peep's, one of the town's favorite watering holes. Within an hour, however, a man will be murdered and his companion will be "disappeared." An unlikely detective, Morgana Musgrove, doyenne of Savannah society, is called upon to unravel the mystery of these crimes. Morgana is an imperious, demanding, and conniving woman, whose four grown children are weary of her schemes. But one by one she inveigles them into helping with her investigation, and soon the family uncovers some terrifying truths--truths that will rock Savannah's power structure to its core.

Moving from the homeless encampments that ring the city to the stately homes of Savannah's elite, Green's novel brilliantly depicts the underbelly of a city with a dark history and the strangely mesmerizing dysfunction of a complex family.

George Dawes Green, founder of The Moth, is an internationally celebrated author. His first novel, The Caveman's Valentine, won the Edgar Award and became a motion picture starring Samuel L. Jackson. The Juror was an international bestseller in more than twenty languages and was the basis for the movie starring Demi Moore and Alec Baldwin. Ravens was chosen as one of the best books of 2009 by the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Daily Mail of London, and many other publications. George Green grew up in Georgia and now lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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