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.
About the Author
SUSAN GREGG GILMORE has written for the "Chattanooga Times Free Press," the "Los Angeles Times," and the "Christian Science Monitor," She lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband and three daughters. This is her first novel.
Six-time Audie nominee and multiple Earphones and Parent's Choice Award-winning producer, narrator, and writer Tavia Gilbert has appeared on stage and in film. Library Journal said this of the highly-acclaimed actress: 'as close as you can get to a full cast narration with a solo voice.' She has narrated more than 350 multi-cast and single-voice audiobooks.
"An unusually engaging novel by a very fine writer who knows exactly what she's doing." ---Lee Smith, author of The Last Girls