The Drummond Girls A story of fierce friendship beyond time and chance

Mardi Link

Book - 2015

"An inspiring and heartfelt memoir about the friendship between eight women forged over two decades. The eight Drummond Girls first met in 1991 at Peegeo's Food & Spirits in northern Michigan where, at the time, they were all waitresses, bartenders, or regular customers. When one of them got engaged, they celebrated with a trip to Drummond Island-- their first trip together to the remote 36-mile chunk of rock, dive bars, dirt roads, and beautiful forests-- and it's where they ...became bonded forever." --

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Genres
Autobiographies
Published
New York : Grand Central Publishing 2015.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
272 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
ISBN
9781455554744
145555474X
Main Author
Mardi Link (-)
Review by Library Journal Reviews

The women portrayed here met in 1991 as waitresses, bartenders, or regular customers at Peegeo's Food & Spirits in northern Michigan. They took their first trip together to remote Drummond Island when one of them got engaged. Since then, they've traveled there annually, but the focus here is their latest trip and their worries about the eldest, Beverly, whose memory is fading. Billed as a distinctive tale of blue-collar boomers, and Michigan-based Link knows the territory; she's won numerous regional awards for her memoir, Bootstrapper. [Page 70]. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

In an extraordinary true story of the transformative power of friendship, eight women, who first met in 1991, relate how they bonded forever during their first trip together to Drummond Island—a place where they retain a piece of their wild youth year after year. 30,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

"An inspiring and heartfelt memoir about the friendship between eight women forged over two decades. The eight Drummond Girls first met in 1991 at Peegeo's Food & Spirits in northern Michigan where, at the time, they were all waitresses, bartenders, or regular customers. When one of them got engaged, they celebrated with a trip to Drummond Island--their first trip together to the remote 36-mile chunk of rock, dive bars, dirt roads, and beautiful forests--and it's where they became bonded forever. They've made this voyage every year since then as a way to retain a piece of their wild youth, despite the taming influence of marriage, motherhood, and management. This year, their focus is Beverly, oldest of the Drummond Girls at 65, whose memory is beginningto lapse. Undaunted, the other women intend to help Beverly remember all they've shared--every campfire, every late night talk, every secret confided"--

Review by Publisher Summary 3

In a true story of the power of friendship, eight women, who first met in 1991, relate how they bonded forever during their first trip together to Drummond Island--a place where they retain a piece of their wild youth year after year.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

An inspiring and heartfelt memoir about the friendship between eight women forged over two decades.

The eight Drummond Girls first met in 1991 at Peegeo's Food & Spirits in northern Michigan where, at the time, they were all waitresses, bartenders, or regular customers. When one of them got engaged, they celebrated with a trip to Drummond Island--their first trip together to the remote 36-mile chunk of rock, dive bars, dirt roads, and beautiful forests--and it's where they became bonded forever. They've made this voyage every year since then as a way to retain a piece of their wild youth, despite the taming influence of marriage, motherhood, and management. This year, their focus is Beverly, oldest of the Drummond Girls at 65, whose memory is beginning to lapse. Undaunted, the other women intend to help Beverly remember all they've shared--every campfire, every late night talk, every secret confided.