Charleston-raised Katie Crouch's first two novels, ""Men and Dogs" and "Girls in Trucks" won raves. Now she has her first young adult novel, "The Magnolia League," which her publisher is touting as "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" meets "Gossip Girl."
After her mom dies, 16-year-old Alexandra Lee moves from California to Savannah, where she reluctantly takes her place as a member of the Magnolia League, Savannah's debutante society. Soon, she discovers the league, which has made a pact with a voodoo family, offers its members something more lasting than a debutante ball.
Crouch, who splits her time between San Francisco and Edisto Island, will give a reading at 7 p.m. May 11 at Park Road Books, 3139 Park Road.