firstficV4finalAugust is First Fiction Month on! Click here to read all our First Fiction coverage. 

Today’s Debut of the Day pick is a Southern charmer. Susan Gregg Gilmore's Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen is set in the small town of Ringgold, Georgia, where Catherine Grace Cline dreams of moving to the big city. But how much would she miss the ones she leaves behind?


The tight-knit Cline clan lives in a home of Baptist values and Georgia football, but the most significant component of this family is their confidence in one another's dreams. That kind of love and support is even more appealing than a diet of Dilly Bars, and Gilmore's novel is a meal well worth the consumption.


Read the full review from our June 2009 issue here.

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