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  • Paperback: 298 pages
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press (9 Jun 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307395022
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307395023
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 1.8 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 290,350 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By TeensReadToo TOP 500 REVIEWER on 28 May 2009
Format: Hardcover
It's the 1970's, and Catherine Grace Cline is stuck in the one place she knows she doesn't belong - her hometown of Ringgold, Georgia. It's a town that just doesn't fit her. It's too small and too quiet. She spends every Saturday eating Dilly Bars at the Dairy Queen and plotting her escape.

Catherine Grace is the daughter of a third-generation Baptist minister. Her father leads his flock through the joys and sorrows of their lives, the same way he has led his family through their own troubled times. Catherine Grace is also the daughter of Lena Mae Pierce, and has been haunted by the death of her mother. How could her mother have drowned in the creek and left Catherine Grace and her sister? Why would God let that happen?

The only exciting person Catherine Grace knows is Gloria Jean, who lives next door. Gloria Jean has her hair, nails, and make-up done like no other woman in town. She dresses well and has the sophisticated air of a woman who's been married five times, and isn't ashamed to admit it.

Catherine Grace soon finds that she has the chance to change her world. The chance she has dreamed of. She says goodbye to her family, friends, and her boyfriend and moves to Atlanta, where she lives the life she knew she was destined for.

But it isn't long before tragedy strikes and Catherine returns home again to find that nothing is as she thought. A series of revelations leads Catherine Grace to wonder if Ringgold was the place where she really belonged all along, or is she throwing away her dreams like so many other people in her life have done?

LOOKING FOR SALVATION AT THE DAIRY QUEEN is a very endearing story. Susan Gregg Gilmore writes in a way that immediately brings Catherine Grace to life and gives her a clear, unique voice. The story is surprising and suspenseful; it keeps you turning the pages until you get to the satisfying end.

Reviewed by: JodiG.
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By Elizabeth Elliott on 10 July 2014
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Lovely book.
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This,was a wonderful meander through the lives of small-town folk. What a delight. I live in big city London but the questions thrown up in this novel are no different to those I ask myself. Just who am I and what do I dream. I couldn't put it down.
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By Mrs. Lee Cousins on 11 Dec 2013
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Loved it! Very much like Fanny Flagg. Characters are the kind you remember. 13 words are too many. Ive said what I want to say!
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