Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen
Dec 12, 2011
Author: Susan Gregg Gilmore
Publisher: Broadway Books / Crown Publishing
Publication Date: 2009 (Paperback)
Ringgold, Georgia has recently become a well known little town - but not for a good reason. Half of it was wiped off the map during tornado season earlier this year and it's still in the process of mourning it's losses and rebuilding.
This book was written before the tragic event occurred, but I'll tell you - a at least once weather is mentioned in the book and I just absolutely cringed reading it. If you've never been to Ringgold, after reading this book it's going to seem like a familiar place and the events of earlier in the year might just seem a little closer to home.
In the 1970's holds the small town charm firmly in it's grasp and is filled with colorful and interesting characters. It's still a town where absolutely everyone knows all your business, no matter how close to your chest you may try to keep it. They also feel free to comment on your business.
Catherine Grace is feeling completely stifled in this small town life. She's been to Atlanta once or twice and sees it as her own personal salvation from a life of stifling boredom and rules. So far the only joy she sees in town is hanging out at the Dairy Queen and downing Dilly Bars.
The day she turns 18 she gets on a bus with her father's blessing and heads off to Atlanta. But she barely gets settled when events at home require her to return to Ringgold and not only face a tragedy.....but face a most unexpected and unwelcome turn of events. Catherine Grace is about to have some excitement thrown into her life, but not in the way she intended.