Lynn Michelsohn, Author of
Tales from Brookgreen
In 1695 William Green, a blacksmith in the new Carolina settlement of
Charles Town, purchased his first land in the Lowcountry. For more than
three hundred years, his descendents have continued to live along the
Lynn Michelsohn, his ninth generation granddaughter, was born in Durham,
North Carolina. She grew up steeped in Lowcountry stories, as well as in
the black mud of its tidal marshes. Her heart remains among the
moss-draped live oaks that line the creeks and marshes of South
Carolina’s Waccamaw Neck. She and her husband, an attorney, have two
sons who love the Lowcountry almost as much as she does.
In Tales from Brookgreen this
native Carolinian retells stories from two early
hostesses at Brookgreen
Gardens, Mrs. Genevieve Wilcox Chandler and Lynn Michelsohn’s cousin,
Miss Corrie Dusenbury. Through these stories she conveys her sense of
the romance, history, and mystery hidden just beneath the serenely
beautiful surface of Brookgreen Gardens, one of South Carolina’s most
popular tourist attractions.
The author as she was . . .
. . . and remains always in her heart.
Buy the complete
(single copies or in bulk) of Lynn Michelsohn's
Tales from Brookgreen
Gardens, Folklore, Ghost Stories, and Gullah
Folktales in the South Carolina Lowcountry
also $9.99 on
(readable on iPad, iPhone, PC,
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and available from other online booksellers, your local bookstore,
These charming stories interweave ghostly legends, local reminiscences, and
Gullah folktales with factual information about the history, geography, and
people of the South Carolina Lowcountry around Brookgreen Gardens, near Myrtle
Beach . . . an entertaining and informative addition to your visit to this unique area.
Shorter selections from Tales from Brookgreen are also available
as ebooks . . .
Crab Boy's Ghost and Other Gullah Folktales.
Stories of Alice Flagg, Confederate Blockade Runners, and Haunted Beads
Stories and Folktales from Brookgreen Gardens in the South Carolina Lowcountry
with Notes on Gullah Culture and History
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