Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen

Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen

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Sometimes you have to return to the place where you began, to arrive at the place where you belong. Ita€™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 Ringgolda€™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 shea€™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 perspectivea€“and sweeping changes come to Ringgold itselfa€“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. From the Hardcover edition.Since she and Royce didna#39;t go to church much, she thought it more appropriate to get married in a house not belonging to the Lord. She also said ... I thought she came to Atlanta to do something that she couldna#39;t do back in Martin, Tennessee. ... Heck, I felt like I was standing smack dab in the middle of a birthday cake with all its candles ablaze. I could ... And other than the toy department at Davisona#39;s and that Barbie doll dressed in her white winter coat, I really didna#39;t remember much.

Title:Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen
Author:Susan Gregg Gilmore
Publisher:Broadway Books - 2008-02-12


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