Standing in the Rainbow

Once again, Fannie Flagg gives us a story of richly human characters, the saving graces of the once-maligned middle classes and small-town life, and the daily contest between laughter and tears.

Standing in the Rainbow

Standing in the Rainbow

Good news! Fannie’s back in town—and the town is among the leading characters in her new novel. Along with Neighbor Dorothy, the lady with the smile in her voice, whose daily radio broadcasts keep us delightfully informed on all the local news, we also meet Bobby, her ten-year-old son, destined to live a thousand lives, most of them in his imagination; Norma and Macky Warren and their ninety-eight-year-old Aunt Elner; the oddly sexy and charismatic Hamm Sparks, who starts off in life as a tractor salesman and ends up selling himself to the whole state and almost the entire country; and the two women who love him as differently as night and day. Then there is Tot Whooten, the beautician whose luck is as bad as her hairdressing skills; Beatrice Woods, the Little Blind Songbird; Cecil Figgs, the Funeral King; and the fabulous Minnie Oatman, lead vocalist of the Oatman Family Gospel Singers. The time is 1946 until the present. The town is Elmwood Springs, Missouri, right in the middle of the country, in the midst of the mostly joyous transition from war to peace, aiming toward a dizzyingly bright future. Once again, Fannie Flagg gives us a story of richly human characters, the saving graces of the once-maligned middle classes and small-town life, and the daily contest between laughter and tears. Fannie truly writes from the heartland, and her storytelling is, to quote Time, "utterly irresistible."

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Standing in the Rainbow
Language: en
Pages: 560
Authors: Fannie Flagg
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-08-03 - Publisher: Ballantine Books

Good news! Fannie’s back in town—and the town is among the leading characters in her new novel. Along with Neighbor Dorothy, the lady with the smile in her voice, whose daily radio broadcasts keep us delightfully informed on all the local news, we also meet Bobby, her ten-year-old son, destined
The Whole Town's Talking
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Fannie Flagg
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-11-29 - Publisher: Random House

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
The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Fannie Flagg
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-27 - Publisher: Random House

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A heartwarming novel about secrets of youth rediscovered, hometown memories, and the magical moments in ordinary lives, from the beloved author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe “A gift, a blessing and a triumph . . . celebrates the bonds of family
The Rainbow
Language: en
Pages: 418
Authors: D. H. Lawrence
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

"Set in the rural Midlands of England, The Rainbow (1915) revolves around three generations of the Brangwens, a strong, vigorous family, deeply involved with the land. When Tom Brangwen marries a Polish widow, Lydia Lensky, and adopts her daughter Anna as his own, he is unprepared for the passion that
Coming Attractions
Language: en
Pages: 269
Authors: Fannie Flagg
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1982 - Publisher: New Amer Library

Beginning in 1952, Daisy Fay Harper's journal chronicles the young girl's growth from a lonely and insecure eleven-year-old to the self-assured, flamboyant winner of the Miss Mississippi contest six years later

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