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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 thirty-six-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 sixty-five, 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.

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  • In a prose style so lively and vivid it jumps off the page, Mardi Link tells the true story of her friends' and her own evolution. Anne-Marie Oomen, author of Love, Sex, and 4H
  • THE DRUMMOND GIRLS is a thoughtful reminder of the enduring and healing power of friendship. Lori Nelson Spielman, author of The Life list
  • Glints with Link's raw, willful energy. . . . Possesses that rare, elusive, but much sought-after feeling of authenticity. The New York Times Book Review
  • You'll fall in love with Mardi Jo Link's family in this irreverent and heartwarming memoir. Parade
  • A heroic-comic saga of single motherhood, pure stubbornness, and the loyalty of three young sons. Garrison Keillor
  • A country song of a memoir, complete with a broken-down truck named Cookie. It's great fun... San Francisco Chronicle
  • Link's style of writing is like her style of living-direct, funny, void of self-pity and exceedingly humane. Kirkus
  • Inspirational and funny in the I-might-as-well-laugh-or-I-think-I'll-cry sort of way. Detroit Free Press
  • Imagine Hemingway's northern Michigan, except with 'mothers who hand-sewed their kids' clothes, [and] who read used Jane Austen paperbacks,' and you'd have something wonderful, something lush and welcome like THE DRUMMOND GIRLS. Sue William Silverman, author of The Pat Boone Fan Club
  • “What happens when eight women hop on a ferry to the Upper Peninsula’s Drummond Island for a weekend away every autumn for two decades? The outcome is a deep friendship that survives the birth of children, good and bad marriages, divorces and support through incredible loss. That, and crazy antics involving a bear, a four-foot blow-up doll, Jell-O shots, and a whole lot of laughter.”

    Detroit Free Press

  • The Drummond Girls is a superb testament to our women friends-the people we may not live with, but definitely can’t live without.”

    Minneapolis Star-Tribune

  • “A moving, honest, and laughter-filled account of eight women who gather one weekend every year and enjoy themselves to the fullest.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “In a prose style so lively and vivid it jumps off the page, Mardi Link tells the true story of her friends’ and her own evolution.”

    Anne-Marie Oomen, author of Love, Sex, and 4H

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