Charleston native Katie Crouch brings her fresh take on the modern South to the young adult genre in her first novel for teens, "The Magnolia League."
Savannah’s Magnolia Leaguers are an elite inner circle of proper Southern girls who use more than charm and good looks to stay popular and get the attention of boys. They also have a little Voodoo magic on their side. (Think Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil meets Gossip Girl.)
Crouch, the New York Times bestselling author of Girls in Trucks and Men and Dogs, will sign books at Blue Bicycle Books on Saturday, April 30th, from 1 to 3 p.m. She’ll also be visiting area schools, including her alma mater, Porter-Gaud.
Now, here's more about The Magnolia League:
After the death of her free-spirited mother, the 16-year-old unlikely Southern debutante Alexandra
Lee is forced to move from Northern California to Savannah to live with her wealthy and matriarchal grandmother.
By birth, Alex is a rightful— if unwilling—member of the Magnolia League, Savannah’s longstanding debutante society. As Alex is thrust into the inner circle of the illustrious league (and adheres to a full-body makeover, etiquette lessons, and a bizarre and slightly hazy initiation ceremony) she discovers that the Magnolias made a pact with a legendary Voodoo family, the Buzzards. In exchange for everlasting youth, beauty and power, the women of the Magnolia League must remain in Savannah…forever.
Shocked with this discovery, Alex digs deeper into the pact and begins to fear that her mother’s death may not have been an accident. Does the Magnolia’s power come with a deadly price?
Blue Bicycle Books is located at 420 King Street.