From the beloved author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe comes another unforgettable, laugh-out-loud, and moving novel about what it means to be truly alive. Elmwood Springs, Missouri, is a small town like any other, but something strange is happening out at the cemetery. Still Meadows, as it´s called, is anything but still. Funny and profound, this novel in the tradition of Flagg´s Can´t Wait to Get to Heaven and Thornton Wilder´s Our Town deals with universal themes of heaven and earth and everything in between, as Flagg tells a surprising story of life, afterlife, and the mysterious goings-on of ordinary people. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kimberly Farr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004734/bk_rand_004734_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? The bestselling author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is at her superb best in this fun-loving, moving novel about what it means to be truly alive. WINNER OF THE SOUTHERN BOOK PRIZE Elmwood Springs, Missouri, is a small town like any other, but something strange is happening at the cemetery. Still Meadows, as it´s called, is anything but still. Original, profound, The Whole Town´s Talking, a novel in the tradition of Thornton Wilder´s Our Town and Flagg´s own Can´t Wait to Get to Heaven, tells the story of Lordor Nordstrom, his Swedish mail-order bride, Katrina, and their neighbors and descendants as they live, love, die, and carry on in mysterious and surprising ways. Lordor Nordstrom created, in his wisdom, not only a lively town and a prosperous legacy for himself but also a beautiful final resting place for his family, friends, and neighbors yet to come. ´´Resting place´´ turns out to be a bit of a misnomer, however. Odd things begin to happen, and it starts the whole town talking. With her wild imagination, great storytelling, and deep understanding of folly and the human heart, the beloved Fannie Flagg tells an unforgettable story of life, afterlife, and the remarkable goings-on of ordinary people. In The Whole Town´s Talking, she reminds us that community is vital, life is a gift, and love never dies. Praise for The Whole Town´s Talking ´´A witty multigenerational saga . . . [Fannie] Flagg´s down-home wisdom, her affable humor and her long view of life offer a pleasant respite in nerve-jangling times.´´-People ´´Fannie Flagg at her best.´´-The Florida Times-Union ´´If there´s one thing Fannie Flagg can do better than anybody else, it´s tell a story, and she outdoes herself in The Whole Town´s Talking. . . . Brilliant . . . equally on the level as her famous Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe.´´-The Newport Plain Talk ´´Delightful.´´-The Washington Post ´´A ringing affirmation of love, community and life itself.´´-Richmond Times-Dispatch
Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! is the funny, serious, and compelling new novel by Fannie Flagg, author of the beloved Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe (and prize-winning co-writer of the classic movie). Once again, Flagg´s humor and respect and affection for her characters shine forth. Many inhabit small-town or suburban America. But this time, her heroine is urban: a brainy, beautiful, and ambitious rising star of 1970s television. Dena Nordstrom, pride of the network, is a woman whose future is full of promise, her present rich with complications, and her past marked by mystery. Among the colorful cast of characters are: Sookie, of Selma, Alabama, Dena´s exuberant college roommate, who is everything that Dena is ¬ she is thrilled by Dena´s success and will do everything short of signing autographs for her; Sookie´s a mom, a wife, and a Kappa foreverDena´s cousins, the Warrens, and her aunt Elner, of Elmwood Springs, Missouri, endearing, loyal, talkative, ditsy, and, in their way, wiseNeighbor Dorothy, whose spirit hovers over them all through the radio show that she broadcast from her home in the 1940sSidney Capello, pioneer of modern sleaze journalism and privateer of privacy, and Ira Wallace, his partner in tabloid televisionSeveral doctors, all of them taken with - and almost taken in by - DenaThere are others, captivated by a woman who tries to go home again, not knowing where home or love lie. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fannie Flagg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003199/bk_rand_003199_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.