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KEN BURGER spent almost 40 years writing for two South Carolina newspapers, a career that included stints covering sports, business, politics and life in the Palmetto State. 

While writing sports for The Post and Courier in Charleston, Burger won numerous statewide writing awards and was named one of the nation’s best sports columnists three times. He also was named S.C. Journalist of the Year in 1996. 

Burger topped off his journalism career by writing a popular metro column for the Charleston paper before retiring in 2011.
His first novel, Swallow Savannah, was published in 2008. His second novel, Sister Santee, came out in 2010. Both novels were touted as among the best in Southern fiction by the Independent Publishers Association. Burger’s most recent success, Baptized in Sweet Tea, won the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Gift Book in 2011 by the Independent Book Publisher Association. This award-winning compilation of his best columns featured in The Post and Courier commemorates Southern identity and culture and resonates with readers of all ages. Burger previously published Life Through The Earholes Of Our Youth, a collection of sports columns that has become a collector’s item. 
In retirement, Ken entertains himself and others with a blog at kenburger.com/blog/. Born and raised in Allendale,S.C., Burger graduated dead last in his class at the University of Georgia, has been married five times, is a gratefully recovering alcoholic, a cancer survivor, and a happy man.

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Saturday
Sep112010

Sister Santee

Ken Burger has done it again! Our favorite newspaper columnist uses words like a surgeon’s scalpel to peel the skin off his native state, that asylum we all know as South Carolina, exposing its haunted history and some infamously flawed people who crawl out of his mangy imagination.

His second novel, Sister Santee, creates a perfect Palmetto State storm where changing times and racial realities torture every poor soul caught in the Sturm and Drang of the state’s self-imposed and natural disasters.

While focusing on the pine-scented swath known as Santee-Cooper Country, Ken takes us into the desperate dungeons of the State Mental Hospital on Bull Street, on a wild ride in a hijacked Air Force cargo plane, and inside the eye of a storm that changes the landscape and lives of everyone in its path.

So fasten your seatbelt, you’re in for a bumpy ride. Just like his first novel, Swallow Savannah, you won’t be able to put this one down. - PAT CONROY

Written by Ken Burger

Fiction
Hardcover with dust jacket
ISBN: 978-0-9825154-5-7

Price: $14.95 (plus $5.00 shipping/handling)

Originally: $26.95

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