Karen White

Writers Rock and Read: A Literary Hootenanny | Saturday, May 16, Lexington Meeting Room A
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Genre(s) Contemporary Women's Fiction

Karen White is the bestselling author of eighteen previous books. She grew up in London but now lives with her husband and two children near Atlanta, Georgia.

For more information, visit: www.karen-white.com or www.facebook.com/karenwhiteauthor

Book Title: The Sound of Glass

The image of a suitcase falling through the sky. The boom of a fiery explosion. The acrid smell of burning fuel. All of these sensations came at Karen White as she sat down to write her latest novel THE SOUND OF GLASS (NAL Hardcover; May 12, 2015; $26.95). Intrigued by the true story of Jack Gilbert Graham, the man responsible for the 1955 bombing of United Airlines Flight 629, Karen did months of aviation research for her new book. She delved deeply into the tragic flight that killed all 39 passengers and five crew members on board, and the frightening history of the troubled man who forever changed the lives of the families left behind.

While Graham’s story differs in many aspects from Karen’s fictionalized account, the author’s extensive research inspired much of the plot and background for THE SOUND OF GLASS. The result is a highly emotional story about complicated family relationships and the legacy of domestic violence—another stunning summer read for avid Karen White fans across the country. Every year, these readers share a special summer ritual: they pick up Karen’s newest book and get lost in the intricate plots, complex characters, and striking Southern settings.