Last Ride to Graceland

Kim Wright (Author)

Product Details

Gallery Books
Publish Date
May 24, 2016
5.3 X 1.0 X 8.2 inches | 0.6 pounds
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About the Author

Kim Wright is the author of Love in Mid Air, The Unexpected Waltz, The Canterbury Sisters, and Last Ride to Graceland. A two-time winner of the Lowell Thomas Award for travel writing, she has been writing about travel, food, and wine for more than twenty years for magazines such as Wine Spectator, Self, Travel & Leisure, and Vogue. She also ballroom dances competitively. Kim lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.


"Vividly imagined, Last Ride to Graceland is a gorgeous southern novel that captures those twists in a life where comic blends to tragic, and fate and luck collide. Wright is an exceptional writer, and her newest book is more than a simple road trip. It's a canny exploration of the dark, seductive legacy our mothers leave us, woven through a transcendent story that evokes the beautiful, gritty spirit of the vanishing American south."--Dawn Tripp, author of GEORGIA

"Kim Wright takes us on a mother-daughter road trip with a twist, moving both through time and across the south as a young woman retraces her mother's route to find herself...the real treasure here is the pitch-perfect voice of [the novel's] narrator. Cory Ainsworth is the best kind of road trip partner---scrappy, smart, and wry--and I enjoyed every minute spent in her charming company."--Joshilyn Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of THE OPPOSITE OF EVERYONE
"Kim Wright has written a clever, charming, hilarious romp through the quintessential South. Last Ride to Graceland is the story of two women looking for redemption and finding it in the most unexpected, meaningful ways. Wright weaves masterful storytelling with stunning insight throughout this free-spirited road trip, leaving us with a novel that makes us laugh one moment and weep the next. It is a study in contrasts and parallels and the way two lives can tell the same story. I didn't expect to fall apart while reading these pages, or to bump up against so many familiar longings. But I did, and I love this novel all the more because of it."--Ariel Lawhon, author of FLIGHT OF DREAMS
"Last Ride to Graceland is an engrossing road trip of self discovery through quirky, small southern towns. The twists and turns kept me captivated from start to finish. If you love Elvis lore, you'll love this book!"--Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author of A LOWCOUNTRY WEDDING
"Talk about the ultimate road trip: blues musician Corey Ainsworth hits the road in Elvis's car on a winding journey through the Deep South and her own family history. It's a little bit Elizabethtown, a little bit Walk the Line. I'm so glad I got to come along for the ride."--Anne Bogel, "Modern Mrs. Darcy"
"Last Ride to Graceland is a perfect pick to add to your summer TBR list...Wright creates memorable stories with interesting and unique backdrops that feature three-dimensional characters on a self-discovery path that reels readers in."--RT Book Reviews
"I zipped through [Last Ride to Graceland] record time, enjoying the ride all the way."--Charlotte Observer