By Fannie FlaggExcellent news! Fannie’s again in town--and the city is one of the top characters in her new novel.Along with Neighbor Dorothy, the woman with the smile in her voice, whose day-by-day radio announces retain us delightfully expert on the entire neighborhood information, we additionally meet Bobby, her ten-year-old son, destined to dwell 1000 lives, so much of them in his mind's eye; Norma and Macky Warren and their ninety-eight-year-old Aunt Elner; the oddly horny and charismatic Hamm Sparks, who starts in lifestyles as a tractor salesman and finally ends up promoting himself to the complete kingdom and nearly the full nation; and the 2 girls who love him as another way as evening and day. Then there's Tot Whooten, the beautician whose good fortune is as undesirable as her hairdressing abilities; Beatrice Woods, the Little Blind Songbird; Cecil Figgs, the Funeral King; and the amazing Minnie Oatman, lead vocalist of the Oatman kin Gospel Singers.The time is 1946 till the current. the city is Elmwood Springs, Missouri, correct in the midst of the rustic, in the course of the in general joyous transition from conflict to peace, aiming towards a dizzyingly brilliant future.Once back, Fannie Flagg supplies us a narrative of richly human characters, the saving graces of the once-maligned center sessions and small-town existence, and the day-by-day contest among laughter and tears. Fannie really writes from the heartland, and her storytelling is, to cite Time, "utterly irresistible."From the Hardcover variation.