cover image Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen

Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen

Susan Gregg Gilmore, read by Tavia Gilbert. Tantor Media, unabridged, six CDs, 6.5 hrs., $34.99 ISBN 978-1-4526-0560-9

In Gilmore’s novel, set in Ringgold, Ga., in the early 1970s, preacher’s daughter Catherine Grace Cline longs to escape smalltown life and move to Atlanta. With a little help from a friend, she does just that—only to be called back home because of a family emergency. Back in Ringgold, Catherine Grace is forced to examine her life and her changing town—and determine just where she wants to call home. Narrator Tavia Gilbert delivers a winning performance in this audio edition. She ably captures the spirit of the text and its stubborn but smart protagonist. Gilbert’s chirpy narration is well paced and conversational, infused with a Southern drawl. Listeners looking for a Southern-fried coming-of-age tale about love and loss and family will not be disappointed. A Broadway paperback. (Jan.)