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A dollar short : the bottom dollar girls go Hollywood, Karin Gillespie

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A dollar short : the bottom dollar girls go Hollywood
Title
A dollar short
Title remainder
the bottom dollar girls go Hollywood
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Karin Gillespie
Title variation
Bottom dollar girls go to Hollywood
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eng
Summary
Waitress Chiffon Butrell is outraged when she learns that her husband has left her and their three children for a famous actress, a situation that prompts Chiffon to turn to her best friends and an estranged sister for help
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  • Those plain-speaking, cheeky Bottom Dollar gals (Bet Your Bottom Dollar, 2004) return with more rollicking adventures in Cayboo Creek, South Carolina. When Chiffon’s husband falls for a Hollywood temptress, Chenille chooses the wrong man, and the senior center threatens to go belly-up, only Attalee, Mavis, and Elizabeth can concoct a solution. Smitten in California, Lonnie isn’t around when his own beauty queen, Chiffon, loses her job, breaks her leg, and winds up with lovelorn sister Chenille (and her hypochondriac dog, Walter) cooking up carob cookies in her kitchen. Meanwhile the Bottom Dollar gang’s “nudie calendar” fundraiser has the local Baptists riled and ranting. Will Lonnie come back? Will Chenille find true love? Will the Bottom Dollar Girls make a nickel in the nude? The gentle fans of the Miss Julia series by Ann B. Ross (Miss Julia’s School of Beauty, 2005) will welcome this raucous southern spoof. Never a dull moment, despite repeated cliches and silly chapter headers (“Metaphors be with you”), this fast-paced screamer of a romance begs a giggle, if not a guffaw. -- Jennifer Baker (BookList, 07-01-2005, p1898)
  • The latest in Gillespie's lighthearted Bottom Dollar Girls series (after Bet Your Bottom Dollar ), set again in the small town of Cayboo Creek, S.C., chronicles how Chiffon Amber Butrell finds the inner strength with the help of her friends to stand up to rather than stand by her man. Chiffon has never had much money, but her wayward husband, Lonnie; three children; and Bottom Dollar Emporium friends Elizabeth, Mavis and Attalee enrich her life. When Lonnie is cast as an extra in a Janie-Lynn Lauren movie, he apparently abandons his family for the star. A distraught Chiffon hurts her ankle, loses her waitressing job, is accosted by paparazzi and finds her failing marriage splashed all over the tabloids. Gillespie alternates Chiffon's story with that of her older sister, Chenille, a never-married 40-year-old who moves back to Cayboo Creek when she loses her teaching job. While some readers may enjoy Gillespie's down-home humor (Attalee's spicy Southern maxims), some of the episodes (e.g., Chiffon fends off reporters with water guns) are too cute to believe. The novel's predictable ending aims for empowerment: Chiffon grows a backbone, Chenille finds love and Janie-Lynn wins an Oscar but still cries for Lonnie. Agent, Jenny Bent. (Aug.) --Staff (Reviewed June 20, 2005) (Publishers Weekly, vol 252, issue 25, p55)
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135369
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Gillespie, Karin
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Bottom dollar girls novels
Series volume
0002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Married women
  • Waitresses
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Women sales personnel
  • Department stores
  • Discount houses (Retail trade)
  • Female friendship
  • Runaway husbands
  • City and town life
  • South Carolina
Target audience
adult
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a bottom dollar girls novel
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A dollar short : the bottom dollar girls go Hollywood, Karin Gillespie
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A Bottom Dollar Girls novel
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text
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  • txt
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Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780743250115
Lccn
2004058629
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1186743
  • (OCoLC)ocm57124411
  • 4216-47460
  • (OCoLC)315310
  • 2651731
  • (DLC) 2004058629
Label
A dollar short : the bottom dollar girls go Hollywood, Karin Gillespie
Publication
Copyright
Note
A Bottom Dollar Girls novel
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780743250115
Lccn
2004058629
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1186743
  • (OCoLC)ocm57124411
  • 4216-47460
  • (OCoLC)315310
  • 2651731
  • (DLC) 2004058629

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