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Today’s Free Book is Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman



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.


Audio CD, Unabridged, ISBN 9780143145547

We will choose a winner at random from comments we receive here on the Blog from PBS members.

You have until Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 12 noon EDT, to leave a comment.

Good Luck to everyone!

Note: All the books given away on Free Book Friday are available in the PBS Market. We have thousands of new and new overstock titles available right now, with more added hourly. Some of the prices are amazing – and you can use a PBS credit to make the deal even better!

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59 Responses to “Free Book Friday!”

  1. Ann C says:

    Sounds like a great book. Has been on my to be read list for a while. Am looking forward to reading it and would love to win it!

  2. Sherry says:

    Sounds like a good read – don’t usually read fiction, but I’m ready to try something new!

  3. Regina says:

    Sounds like it would make a great summer read.

  4. Justine B. (cmc2490) says:

    I love Free Book Friday! This looks like a great one!

  5. Heather P. (pitbullnebula) says:

    Looks like a great book!!

  6. sasssy25 says:

    I would LOVE to win! And phooey to those people saying an audiobook on CD isn’t a book! It’s the only way I read!

  7. Erin O. (Erin) says:

    A book that makes you laugh is a great book to me.. With all that is going on in the real work Books take me away!!!

  8. Amee E. (ambeen) says:

    I listen to audiobooks at work all the time. I’d love to win it!

  9. Bonnie P. (bonbon) says:

    My daughter and I have the exact same taste in books, and she just told me that I had to read this one!

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