Take a 37 year old bar singer who is still floating through life, barely surviving on her tiny income, a beauty of a car discovered hidden in bubble wrap in a garage and a male hound dog named Lucy and you have yourself a heck of a fun story.
Cory's mom disappeared for a year when she was 18, came back, married her high school sweetheart and had Cory just a little too early. Through a set of clues and left behinds, Cory decides that Elvis is probably her daddy and heads out on a road trip to see if this is true.
The writing in this story is true to Southern storytelling in it's flow and slang. The story moves along nicely with moments of pure humor and other times deep emotion. The chapters bounce back and forth between Cory and her mother, taking you along on their ride. You are engrossed all the through, just dying to know who Cory's baby daddy is....and how did her mom get that car?!
Last Ride to Graceland
Blues musician Cory Ainsworth is barely scraping by after her mother’s death when she discovers a priceless piece of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia hidden away in a shed out back of the family’s coastal South Carolina home: Elvis Presley’s Stutz Blackhawk, its interior a time capsule of the singer’s last day on earth.
A backup singer for the King, Cory’s mother Honey was at Graceland the day Elvis died. She quickly returned home to Beaufort and married her high school sweetheart. Yearning to uncover the secrets of her mother’s past—and possibly her own identity—Cory decides to drive the car back to Memphis and turn it over to Elvis’s estate, retracing the exact route her mother took thirty-seven years earlier. As she winds her way through the sprawling deep south with its quaint towns and long stretches of open road, the burning question in Cory’s mind—who is my father?—takes a backseat to the truth she learns about her complicated mother, the minister's daughter who spent a lifetime struggling to conceal the consequences of a single year of rebellion.
- Gallery Books |
- 352 pages |
- ISBN 9781501100789 |
- May 2016