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Gillespie, Karin

Overview
Works: 17 works in 108 publications in 1 language and 7,520 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Interviews  Humor  Romance fiction  Bildungsromans  Humorous fiction  Chick lit 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3607.I438, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Karin Gillespie
Bet your bottom dollar : a bottom dollar girls novel by Karin Gillespie( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Running the local general store for their small-town South Carolina community, manager Elizabeth enlists her two fellow shopkeepers and a crew of friends to save the store from a rival who would put her out of business
The Sweet Potato Queens' first big-ass novel : stuff we didn't actually do, but could have, and may yet by Jill Conner Browne( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 1,623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The #1 New York Times bestselling Sweet Potato Queens franchise presents the very first Sweet Potato Queens novel as the Sweet Potato Queen herself narrates her coming-of-"queen" story in hilarious fashion. As high-school students in Jackson, Mississippi, Jill and her friends couldn't be less popular. Mary Bennett, a beautiful and wealthy young woman, has a bad reputation, and is poorly parented by her father. Gerald, who is Jewish and gay, is saddled with a Southern double-whammy, while Erika, a Minnesota native, is shunned because she talks like a Yankee. Finally, there is Jill, who is teased because of her height. When a beautiful girl named Tammy comes to the school, the friends include her in their group. In the march toward adulthood, each future Sweet Potato Queen falls out of step and has to find their way in the world. Jill gradually discovers her Queenly self and by the end of the novel, all of the friends reunite to march together in the Sweet Potato Queens Saint Paddy's Day Parade
A dollar short : the bottom dollar girls go Hollywood by Karin Gillespie( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waitress Chiffon Butrell is outraged when she learns that her husband has left her and their three children for a famous actress, a situation that prompts Chiffon to turn to her best friends and an estranged sister for help
Dollar daze : the bottom dollar girls in love by Karin Gillespie( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attalee and her beau are careening on a fast track to the altar, while Elizabeth, Mavis, Birdie, and Gracie Tobias become increasingly disillusioned by romance
The Sweet Potato Queens' first big-ass novel : stuff we didn't actually do, but could have, and may yet by Jill Conner Browne( Recording )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces two decades of friendship among Jill, Mary, Patsy, Tammy, and Gerald, initially united by their misfit status in high school
Dollar daze : the bottom dollar girls in love by Karin Gillespie( Recording )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attalee and her beau are careening on a fast track to the altar, while Elizabeth, Mavis, Birdie, and Gracie Tobias become increasingly disillusioned by romance
Bet your bottom dollar : [a bottom dollar girls novel] by Karin Gillespie( Recording )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Elizabeth, Mavis, and Attalee, the Bottom Dollar Girls, logging nine to five at the Bottom Dollar is not just work time, it's family time. So when news gets out that the Super Saver Dollar Store chain plans to set up shop and run the Bottom Dollar out of town, things go cattywampus. Manager Elizabeth, who has a good head for business even though she flunked pin curling in beauty school, teams up with a crew of dedicated do-gooders bent on saving the Bottom Dollar from the fate of spare change. But when Elizabeth's unlikely new love interest, who also happens to be Cayboo Creek's wealthiest bachelor, pitches woo, out come some startling revelations about her past that turn life more than a little interesting for all her friends and neighbors
A dollar short by Karin Gillespie( Recording )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chiffon Butrell of Cayboo Creek, South Carolina seeks help from the Bottom Dollar Girls when her husband, Lonnie, rendezvous with a prominent motion picture actress. With three children to raise, Chiffon finds herself in financial straits as Lonnie's income from the Nutra-Sweet plant goes directly to a California address. She must call on her estranged older sister, Chenille, who is welcomed by the Bottom Dollar Girls for her calm demeanor and quick wits. Chenille predicts friendship when she encounters some trouble of her own
Love literary style by Karin Gillespie( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"They say opposites attract, and what could be more opposite than a stuffy literary writer falling for a self-published romance writer? Novelist Aaron Mite meets Laurie Lee at a writers' colony and mistakenly believes her to be a renowned writer of important fiction. When he discovers she's a self-published romance author, he's already fallen in love with her. Aaron thinks genre fiction is an affront to the fiction-writing craft. He often quotes the essayist, Arthur Krystal who says literary fiction "melts the frozen sea inside of us." Ironically Aaron doesn't seem to realize that he's emotionally frozen. The vivacious Laurie, lover of flamingo-patterned attire and all things hot pink, is the one person who might be capable of melting him."--Provided by publisher
Girl meets class by Karin Gillespie( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Karin Gillespie's funny, lighthearted novel Girl meets class, a spoiled Southern belle takes a job teaching at an inner-city high school, where she learns a lesson or two about life and love
Girl Meets Class by Karin Gillespie( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiffany and Wild Turkey lifestyle begins with a trip to the Luckett County Jail drunk tank. An earlier wrist injury sidelined her pro tennis career, and now she's trading her tennis whites for wild nights roaming the streets of Rose Hill, Georgia. Her wealthy family finally gets fed up with her shenanigans. They cut off her monthly allowance but also make her a sweetheart deal: Get a job, keep it for a year, and you'll receive an early inheritance. Act the fool or get fired, and you'll lose it for good. Toni Lee signs up for a fast-track Teacher Corps program. She hopes for an easy teaching gig, but what she gets is an assignment to Harriet Hall, a high school that churns out more thugs than scholars. What's a spoiled Southern belle to do when confronted with a bunch of street smart students who are determined to make her life as difficult as possible? Luckily, Carl, a handsome colleague, is willing to help her negotiate the rough teaching waters and keep her bed warm at night. But when Toni Lee gets involved with some dark dealings in the school system, she fears she might lose her new beau as well as her inheritance
A Dollar Short by Karin Gillespie( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waitress Chiffon Butrell is outraged when she learns that her husband has left her and their three children for a famous actress, a situation that prompts Chiffon to turn to her best friends and an estranged sister for help
Dollar daze : the bottom dollar series by Karin Gillespie( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attalee and her beau are careening on a fast track to the altar, while Elizabeth, Mavis, Birdie, and Gracie Tobias become increasingly disillusioned by romance
The Injury Free Coalition for Kids : a passion for prevention( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finishing school : a novel by Karin Gillespie( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rebecca Tanner must hold a job as a special education teacher and keep out of trouble for one year in order to receive an inheritance
The Sweet Potato Queens' book of love by Jill Conner Browne( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The group of Belles-gone-bad philosophize on men, life, love, being prepared, educating our young, and what to eat when tragedy strikes
Love Literary Style by Karin Gillespie( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Novelist Aaron Mite meets Laurie Lee at a writers' colony and mistakenly believes her to be a renowned writer of important fiction. When he discovers she's a self-published romance author, he's already fallen in love with her. Aaron thinks genre fiction is an affront to the fiction-writing craft. He often quotes the essayist Arthur Krystal, who says literary fiction "melts the frozen sea inside of us." Ironically Aaron doesn't seem to realize that he's emotionally frozen. The vivacious Laurie, lover of flamingo-patterned attire and all things hot pink, is the one person who might be capable of melting him. In the tradition of The Rosie Project, Love Literary Style is a sparkling romantic comedy which pokes fun at the divide between low and high brow fiction
 
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The Sweet Potato Queens' first big-ass novel : stuff we didn't actually do, but could have, and may yet
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The Sweet Potato Queens' first big-ass novel : stuff we didn't actually do, but could have, and may yetA dollar short : the bottom dollar girls go HollywoodDollar daze : the bottom dollar girls in loveThe Sweet Potato Queens' first big-ass novel : stuff we didn't actually do, but could have, and may yetDollar daze : the bottom dollar girls in loveBet your bottom dollar : [a bottom dollar girls novel]A dollar shortA Dollar ShortThe Sweet Potato Queens' book of love