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ISBN13: 9780307395023
ISBN10: 0307395022
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Sometimes you have to return to the place where you began, to arrive at the place where you belong.

It's the early 1970s. The town of Ringgold, Georgia, has a population of 1,923, one traffic light, one Dairy Queen, and one Catherine Grace Cline. The daughter of Ringgold's third-generation Baptist preacher, Catherine Grace is quick-witted, more than a little stubborn, and dying to escape her small-town life.

Every Saturday afternoon, she sits at the Dairy Queen, eating Dilly Bars and plotting her getaway to the big city of Atlanta. And when, with the help of a family friend, the dream becomes a reality, Catherine Grace immediately packs her bags, leaving her family and the boy she loves to claim the life she's always imagined. But before things have even begun to get off the ground in Atlanta, tragedy brings her back home. As a series of extraordinary events alters her perspective — and sweeping changes come to Ringgold itself-Catherine Grace begins to wonder if her place in the world may actually be, against all odds, right where she began.

Review:

"Susan Gregg Gilmore's debut novel, Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen, is storytelling at its best, entertaining and lively and full of surprises. Catherine Grace Cline, the endearing witty heroine, gives her domestic journey titles of Biblical proportion as she finds more than salvation along the way." Jill McCorkle, author of Carolina Moon

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"Even more appealing than a diet of Dilly Bars, and Gilmore's novel is a meal worth the consumption." BookPage

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"Every female will find herself identifying with Catherine Grace's search for her place in the world." Chattanooga Times Free Press

Review:

"A stellar literary debut...[Gilmore] beautifully reproduces rural speech, especially Southern female speech at its cattiest and most hilarious." Wilmington Star News

Synopsis:

The town of Ringgold, Georgia, has a population of 1,923, one traffic light, one Dairy Queen, and one Catherine Grace Cline. Quickwitted and more than a little stubborn, Catherine Grace is dying to escape her small-town life.

When her dream to go to Atlanta becomes a reality, she immediately makes the move, leaving behind the boy she loves. But all too soon, tragedy brings Catherine Grace back home. As a series of extraordinary events alter her perspective, Catherine Grace begins to wonder if her place in the world may actually be, against all odds, right where she began.

About the Author

Susan Gregg Gilmore has written for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, the Los Angeles Times, and the Christian Science Monitor.

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Southern Oregon Reader, January 6, 2013 (view all comments by Southern Oregon Reader)
This is a wonderfully simple, easy to read story of a small town preacher's daughter life growing up without a mother and yearning to get away to the City. It has some surprising twists and a delicious cadence. I recommend it for light reading and entertainment.
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SusansSS, July 29, 2009 (view all comments by SusansSS)
This is one of those moments that make you stop and say, wow. Maybe I'm the only one to feel that way....

We've all done it, type your name and town into google to see what pops up. Well I type in Susan Dawson, Ringgold and this site pops up!

Wow, theres a book about my town, Ringgold. A Susan Dawson has commented on it, and its not me! lol

Yes, I live in Ringgold and I have to assume the Dairy Queen is actually the, "Chow Time" They're well known for their burgers, fries and ice cream. There was a day where they served you at your car, and if I'm not mistaken in their roller skates. Its walking distance to the high school and was once "the" place to be.

It has new owners now, but still has the "Chow Sauce" and I hope it will soon be "the" place to be again. No, I don't own Chow Time, I closed my Ringgold Restaurant. And hint-hint...we didn't serve fries, lol

I will be buying this book!
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Susan Dawson, July 22, 2009 (view all comments by Susan Dawson)
This is a great novel which I read several months ago. It is probably more of a woman's book, but the book is an upper--something to read when one is down in the dumps. It several steps above chick-lit.

As a teen in the 1950s. I savored many a dilly bar, especially the chocolate/chocolate variety, so I could identify with the protagonist....Highly re- commended.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307395023
Author:
Gilmore, Susan Gregg
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press (CA)
Author:
Gregg Gilmore, Susan
Subject:
Coming of age
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Literature-Coming of Age
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 5.19 x .65 in .5 lb
Age Level:
Literature-Coming of Age

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Product details 304 pages Three Rivers Press (CA) - English 9780307395023 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Susan Gregg Gilmore's debut novel, Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen, is storytelling at its best, entertaining and lively and full of surprises. Catherine Grace Cline, the endearing witty heroine, gives her domestic journey titles of Biblical proportion as she finds more than salvation along the way."
"Review" by , "Even more appealing than a diet of Dilly Bars, and Gilmore's novel is a meal worth the consumption."
"Review" by , "Every female will find herself identifying with Catherine Grace's search for her place in the world."
"Review" by , "A stellar literary debut...[Gilmore] beautifully reproduces rural speech, especially Southern female speech at its cattiest and most hilarious."
"Synopsis" by , The town of Ringgold, Georgia, has a population of 1,923, one traffic light, one Dairy Queen, and one Catherine Grace Cline. Quickwitted and more than a little stubborn, Catherine Grace is dying to escape her small-town life.

When her dream to go to Atlanta becomes a reality, she immediately makes the move, leaving behind the boy she loves. But all too soon, tragedy brings Catherine Grace back home. As a series of extraordinary events alter her perspective, Catherine Grace begins to wonder if her place in the world may actually be, against all odds, right where she began.

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