“(One of two books, averaging 300 pages each, that I've devoured in one sitting over the past two days!)
A fun, Texas-sized cross country romp a la "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe" and other greats of Southern literature.
Ruby's daughter, Violet, has taken off from her home in Devine, TX, leaving Ruby to care for her two young children. All hell breaks loose when one day, while gathering in the local bowling alley to celebrate a soap opera star's wedding, Ruby and the rest of the town sees Violet acting in a national TV ad.
Ruby, her sister Loralva and in-law Imogene pile the kids into the (Wine)'bago and set out to California to find Violet. Never mind that Loralva is determined to study the entire Sears Roebuck catalog along the way with dreams of being on "The Price is Right" and one of Violet's kids is demonstrating some really disturbing behavior toward dead animals....”