Karen White’s novel, Folly Beach, lovingly weaves multiple stories together with mystical tenderness of loss, bravery, and the unanswerable question of when has grief worked its course. Two different time periods (1940s and 2009) and two significant plots run concurrent in this novel set in a sweet little beach town near Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. It’s a credit to Karen White that she manages to knit the characters, the emotions, and the secrets into one big carpet of family graces. I found this story to be memorable, charming, and poignant. I’ll definitely search for more of Karen White’s stories.