Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen
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... show more
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.
Publish date: June 9th 2009
Publisher: Broadway Books
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
I am such a fool. This book seemed to promise much more than my low expectations. Characters that were just on the nuanced side of caricature and a seemingly stereotypical plot about the small town girl who dreams big, but with so many hints of things happening just off camera and waiting for a surp...
I read this book on the recommendation given to me in the "Be My Reader" thread in the Albany Public Library Goodreads group. Each one of us gave a recommendation and received one. This book was a delight to read, and I don't think I would have bumped into it on my own, so I'm glad for the rec. The ...
Glad I hung in there with this one, although at first I didn't think it was going anywhere. There was a problem with the dates in this book however. Short of spoiling the plot I'll just say the author got off track with her timeline. Despite that it turned out to be a pretty decent read.
This was a sweet book about, life, destiny, arriving a the place you belong even its the last place you want to be.It was 1st POV and her voice annoyed me a bit at times, bit mostly I liked it a lot.