Sister Santee

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Ken Burger's 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 ...

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Overview

Ken Burger's 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982515457
  • Publisher: Evening Post Books
  • Publication date: 10/28/2010
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 1,399,175
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

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. He also 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 www.kenburgerblog.com.

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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  • Posted June 15, 2013

    In September of 1984, a category 4 hurricane named Hugo made lan

    In September of 1984, a category 4 hurricane named Hugo made landfall in South Carolina, bring with it death and destruction as it made it’s way across land and up the coast. The impact of Hugo was very much a reality to the residents of the South Carolina Lowcountry and is still talked about today.

    In Ken Burger’s second of the South Carolina Story series, “Sister Santee”, the author takes the ugliness of South Carolina’s history of abuse and racism, government corruption, not to mention the embarrassment of the sex, money and drug scandals of the rich and powerful that have at one time or another, embarrassed the citizens of the state, and weaves them into intricate subplots, as Hugo approaches.

    Unlike his first novel, “Swallow Savannah”, which brought it’s sub-plots into line with it’s major plot, I found “Sister Santee” and it a little less cohesive. While focus always returned back to Santee Cooper, the sub-plots seemed to be connected more like the steel cables inside the dam, rather than any major significance to a central plot. Despite this, the various stories that were intertwined, were solid and his settings, vivid, enticing the imagination. The major plus to this story for me were the chuckles it induced as Burger creatively took potshots at the politics inside the Palmetto State – invoking an “Oh my God, he didn’t go there.”

    Another extremely enjoyable read that had me wanting more of Burger’s South Carolina Stories.

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