First Thursday Book Group: Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
The first Thursday Book Group will be meeting Thursday, June 2nd in the first floor theatre-level conference rooms from 10:30 – 12:30p.m. to discuss Beth Hoffman’s book, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt.
CeeCee needs saving, from her unstable mother and absentee father and from a life that is falling down around her in Willoughby, Ohio. It is 1967 and twelve-year-old Cecelia Rose Honeycutt is in the midst of trying to keep her fragile world from coming undone. Her mother, Camille, is living in a world of pageant queens and prom dresses, while CeeCee does her best to keep her mother from teetering out of control. Once CeeCee’s mother loses control and gets hit by an ice cream truck, she is shocked by the decision of her father to send her off to Savannah, Georgia with her great aunt. Aunt Tootie quickly turns CeeCee’s life around with constant love and attention. Meanwhile, Aunt Tootie’s maid, Odelle, proffers sage advice and good food. This new world is surrounded by eccentric but strong women leading colorful lives. Beth Hoffman really knows how to set a Southern stage with blooming gardens and regal peacocks to liven a garden party. Saving CeeCee Honeycut is a wonderfully engaging story of an adolescent on verge of a new life.-SH