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Product details

  • Paperback: 298 pages
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press (9 Jun. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307395022
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307395023
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.8 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 38,755 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"If I had to make a comparison, I would compare Susan Gregg Gilmore to Fannie Flagg, but Gilmore more than holds her own. This is an unusually engaging novel by a very fine writer who knows exactly what she is doing."
--Lee Smith, author of "The Last Girls
""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"

"From the Hardcover edition."

"This is Susan Gregg Gilmore's first novel, but her voice is similar to that of Fannie Flagg. Readers of Southern stories will enjoy the poignant self-discovery journey of this lovable heroine."
--"Tampa Tribune"
"Gilmore tells her tale with gentle humor and genuine regard for her characters."
--"Omaha World-Herald"
"If I had to make a comparison, I would compare Susan Gregg Gilmore to Fannie Flagg, but Gilmore more than holds her own. This is an unusually engaging novel by a very fine writer who knows exactly what she is doing."
--Lee Smith, author of "The Last Girls
""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"

"From the Hardcover edition."

"This is Susan Gregg Gilmore s first novel, but her voice is similar to that of Fannie Flagg. Readers of Southern stories will enjoy the poignant self-discovery journey of this lovable heroine."
Tampa Tribune
"Gilmore tells her tale with gentle humor and genuine regard for her characters."
Omaha World-Herald
If I had to make a comparison, I would compare Susan Gregg Gilmore to Fannie Flagg, but Gilmore more than holds her own. This is an unusually engaging novel by a very fine writer who knows exactly what she is doing.
Lee Smith, author of The Last Girls
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

From the Hardcover edition."

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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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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Set in small town rural America, the leading character is Catherine Grace Cline, her sister Martha Ann. and their father who is the local pastor, deeply loved and honoured by his flock. The story is full of wonderful homely characters, the main one being Gloria Jean who helps to take Catherine's mother's place after she is orphaned. The Dairy Queen is where Catherine goes to eat ice cream and dream about getting out of Cedar Grove into the big city to make something of herself. As the story unfolds and time goes by secrets and lies about the Pastor's family come out and completely turn around everything that Catherine Grace believes and has been told. After tragedy, she finally comes to realise that everything that means happiness is found back home.
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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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this is a story about living in small town america, and wanting to get out. the main character narrates the whole story, you see the town through her eyes. i really liked this story, i liked the main character, and everyone she mentioned are likeable
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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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