St. Dale

St. Dale

Paperback - 2006
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The Dale Earnhardt Memorial Pilgrimage is the last trip Judge Bekasu Holifield would have chosen for her vacation. But this year it's her sister Justine's turn to make their plans, and soon Bekasu's boarding a silver cruise bus for a tour of Southern stock car speedways with Justine, their cousin Cayle, and a group of strangers--all of whose lives have somehow been touched by the legendary racer they never met. . .


For Shane McKee, the tour is a chance to get married at the speedway with his hero there in spirit. New York stockbroker Terence Palmer has made the trip to honor his only link with the father he never knew. Rev. Bill Knight, whose hobby is medieval pilgrimages, agrees to chaperone a dying child--and finds himself on a strangely familiar journey of faith and devotion.


Bekasu begins connecting with her fellow travelers in unexpected ways. But she's not the only one. As the bus rolls down an uncertain road, prayers will be answered, secrets will be revealed, bonds will be forged, and no one will leave this journey of self-discovery quite the same.


"One of McCrumb's finer achievements."
--"Denver Post & Rocky Mountain News"


"A wild ride Sharyn McCrumb has done it again."
--Ward Burton, winner of the Daytona 500

Alternative Title: Saint Dale
Publisher: New York : Kensington Books, c2006.
ISBN: 9780758207777
0758207778
Branch Call Number: Fic
813.54
Characteristics: 410 p. ; 24 cm.

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crazy_teacher
Mar 16, 2012

This is fairly typical of Ms McCrumb, by which I mean, quite interesting.
It has a certain style which; that is to say, specific to this author. No climax, just a well told story that keeps the reader involved all the way through and gives one something to think about.

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Palomino
Jul 26, 2011

Cool off with a good book! I feel like I just discovered a new novel by John Steinbeck or F. Scott Fitzgerald. It's about secular sainthood. If you know this author, you know the book will be sweet and funny as well as really good.
I'd say it's "The Canterbury Tales" on wheels, but that makes it sound gross. It is about NASCAR racing. which I've heard of but I'm still not 100% certain is really real, anyways it doesn't matter, don't let that put you off. As a fantasy genre novel (just barely), compare it to Guy Gavriel Kay and Charles de Lint. As a modern work of literature, compare to Jane Haddam.

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FavouriteFiction Oct 31, 2009

A group of NASCAR race fans go on a bus tour of speedways in honour of champion Dale Earnhardt.

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