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Saving CeeCee Honeycutt - A Novel

Beth Hoffman

Read Beth Hoffman's blogs and other content on the Penguin Community. Steel Magnolias meets The Help in this Southern debut novel sparkling with humor, heart, and feminine wisdom 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. Watch a Video

Read Beth Hoffman's blogs and other content on the Penguin Community. Steel Magnolias meets The Help in this Southern debut novel sparkling with humor, heart, and feminine wisdom 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. Watch a Video
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Read Beth Hoffman's blogs and other content on the Penguin Community. Steel Magnolias meets The Help in this Southern debut novel sparkling with humor, heart, and feminine wisdom 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. Watch a Video

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jenna Lamia

Length:

10h 5m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:58


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:11


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:26


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:37


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:25


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:31


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:04


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:17


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:46


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:48


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:42


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:03


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:56


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:49


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:06


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:40


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:06


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:21


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:34


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:17


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:24


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:56


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:02


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:04


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:06


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:21


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:09


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:33


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:58


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:04


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:38


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:20


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:17


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:47


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:03


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:05


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:31


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:00


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:08


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:59


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:55


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:16


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:03


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:02


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:05


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:57


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:11


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:01


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:00


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:20


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:16


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:52


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:03


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:14


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:19


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:35


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:03


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:52


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:54


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:19


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:31


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:45


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:50


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:23


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:49


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:58


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:25


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:08


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:38


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:04


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:27


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:37


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:25


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:43


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:44


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:36


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:01


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:50


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:16


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

00:32