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Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen: A Novel

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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 Atlanta. And when, with the help of a family friend, the dream becomes a reality, she 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 Catherine Grace back home. As a series of extraordinary events alter 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.

Intelligent, charming, and utterly readable, Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen marks the debut of a talented new literary voice.

Synopsis:

In early 1970s Riggold, Georgia, Catherine Grace Cline, the daughter of the local Baptist preacher, spends her Saturday afternoons at the Dairy Queen, dreaming of escaping her small town for Atlanta, but after her dream becomes a reality, a return to her hometown following a tragedy transforms her perspective. A first novel. 30,000 first printing.

About the Author

SUSAN GREGG GILMORE has written for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, the Los Angeles Times, and the Christian Science Monitor. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband and three daughters. This is her first novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307407290
Publisher:
Shaye Areheart Books
Subject:
Fiction : General
Author:
Gilmore, Susan Gregg
Author:
Susan Gregg Gilmore
Subject:
Fiction : Coming of Age
Subject:
General
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Coming of age
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Humor : General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literature-Coming of Age
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080212
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
296
Age Level:
Literature-Coming of Age

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Coming of Age

Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen: A Novel
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"Synopsis" by , In early 1970s Riggold, Georgia, Catherine Grace Cline, the daughter of the local Baptist preacher, spends her Saturday afternoons at the Dairy Queen, dreaming of escaping her small town for Atlanta, but after her dream becomes a reality, a return to her hometown following a tragedy transforms her perspective. A first novel. 30,000 first printing.
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