The Charleston Library Society and Buxton Books present: An Author Talk with Karen White
celebrating The House on Prytania!

Thu, May 18, 2023 at 6pm

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Karen White is an author with an uncanny sense of place. She conveys the spirit of a setting, and its inhabitants, through vivid detail and nuance. In her latest book, The House on Prytania, she takes things one step further, conjuring literal spirits to deepen her characters' (and our) connection to their location—in this case, a recently purchased Creole cottage in New Orleans. It's a tale full of twists and turns, and we're thrilled to host this launch event in partnership with Buxton Books.

Join us to learn more about the book, its place in the series, and the woman behind the words. After the program, guests are invited to join us next door at the bookstore at 160 King Street for a nightcap with Karen. This is available to all ticket holders. 

Tickets are $47.50 each, and include one (1) book. If you need assistance purchasing tickets or have any other questions, you can call us at 843-723-9912.

NOTE: Tickets to this event are non-refundable. If you have purchased a ticket but can no longer make it, your signed and personalized copy of The House on Prytania will be sent to you by mail, or be available for pick-up at Buxton Books, the day following the event. 


woman is haunted—both literally and figuratively—by ghosts of the past in this second novel of the Royal Street series by New York Times bestselling author Karen White.

Nola Trenholm may not be psychic herself, but she’s spent enough time around people who are to know when ghosts are present, and there are definitely a few lingering spirits in her recently purchased Creole cottage in New Orleans. Something, or someone, is keeping them tethered to this world. And not all of them are benign. 

But with the sudden return of Sunny Ryan, Beau Ryan’s long-lost sister, Nola has plenty to distract her from her ghostly housemates. Especially when the tempting—yet firmly unavailable—Beau, wanting to mete out justice to those he blames for Sunny’s kidnapping, asks Nola for a favor that threatens to derail her hard-won recovery and send her hurtling backward. He asks her to welcome Michael Hebert back into her life, even though Michael is the reason for Nola’s bruised heart. Beau is convinced that Michael’s powerful family was behind Sunny’s disappearance and that Michael is the key to getting information the police won’t be able to ignore—if Nola is willing to risk everything for which she’s worked so hard. 

Torn between helping Beau and protecting herself, Nola doesn’t realize until it’s almost too late why the ghosts are haunting her house—a startling revelation that will throw her and Beau together to fight a common enemy. Assuming Nola can get Beau to listen to what the spirits are trying to tell him, because ignoring them could prove to be a fatal mistake...


Karen White is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels, including the Tradd Street series, The Shop on Royal Street, The Last Night in LondonDreams of FallingThe Night the Lights Went OutFlight PatternsThe Sound of GlassA Long Time Gone, and The Time Between. She is the coauthor of The Lost Summers of NewportAll the Ways We Said GoodbyeThe Glass Ocean, and The Forgotten Room with New York Times bestselling authors Beatriz Williams and Lauren Willig. She grew up in London but now lives with her husband and a spoiled Havanese dog near Atlanta, Georgia.


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