Summary: Twelve-year-old CeeCee Honeycutt is in trouble. For years, she has been the caretaker of her psychotic mother, Camille-the tiara-toting, lipstick-smeared laughingstock of an entire town-a woman trapped in her long-ago moment of glory as the 1951 Vidalia Onion Queen. But when Camille is hit by a truck and killed, CeeCee is left to fend for herself. To the rescue comes her previously unknown great-aunt, Tootie Caldwell.
In her vintage Packard convertible, Tootie whisks CeeCee away to Savannah's perfumed world of prosperity and Southern eccentricity, a world that seems to be run entirely by women. From the exotic Miz Thelma Rae Goodpepper, who bathes in her backyard bathtub and uses garden slugs as her secret weapons, to Tootie's all-knowing housekeeper, Oletta Jones, to Violene Hobbs, who entertains a local police officer in her canary-yellow peignoir, the women of Gaston Street keep CeeCee entertained and enthralled for an entire summer.
Laugh-out-loud funny and deeply touching, Beth Hoffman's sparkling debut is, as Kristin Hannah says, "packed full of Southern charm, strong women, wacky humor, and good old-fashioned heart." It is a novel that explores the indomitable strengths of female friendship and gives us the story of a young girl who loses one mother and finds many others. -- Pamela Dorman Books/Viking
Remember a few days ago when I telling you about SAVING CEECEE HONEYCUTT by Beth Hoffman? I absolutely loved this book and it's already one of my favorites for 2010. If you missed my raving review, you can read it here.
Well thanks to the author (who is absolutely awesome, by the way) I have two autographed copies of SAVING CEECEE HONEYCUTT to giveaway. To enter, all you have to do is tell me one of your favorite Southern novels. You have until Thursday, January 28th at 11:59 p.m. EST to leave your comment (with a valid email address), and I will randomly pick the winners the following day. This contest is open to those of you with U.S. and Canada mailing addresses only. Good luck!!!