Brenda G, January 25, 2011 (view all comments by Brenda G)
I have to say, when I want to spend a quiet evening with an old friend, who I can always count on to entertain me and that I feel a great affinity for...I think of Fannie Flagg and this book provides that. I'm always transported by Fannie to a world seamlessly similar, yet not my own. I can escape with great emotion and not worry that the friend will overstay her welcome...Fannie is always welcome in my house no matter what she writes! You will enjoy I Still Dream about You. If you aren't familiar with Fannie Flagg, then read this and meet one of your new best friends!
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"Publishers Weekly Review"
by Publishers Weekly,
"Flagg's whimsical heartstring tugger (after Can't Wait to Get to Heaven) follows the continually interrupted suicide attempt of a former Birmingham, Ala., beauty queen, now 60 and a realtor. The 2008 election is hitting the home stretch as former Miss Alabama, Maggie Fortenberry, plans her exit from a world she can no longer bear. Still grieving over the loss of her best friend and unceasingly optimistic boss, Hazel Whizenknott, Maggie feels like a failure: the business is in decline, and she's lamenting a lifetime's worth of chances missed, including turning down her one true love. In fact, she's come up with 16 'perfectly good reasons to jump in the river' and only two reasons not to. Of course, there is hope to be found — professionally, personally, perhaps romantically — even in Maggie's darkest hours. Flagg gives the story some breadth with a subplot about a friend's campaign to become Birmingham's first black mayor. Maggie's quandary, meanwhile, is detailed with Flagg's trademark light touch and a sincere wit that's heavier on heart than sass. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Beloved, best-selling Flagg’s latest will be actively promoted with online appearances and should quickly become a book-club favorite."
A major new novel — the first in four years — by the irresistible bestselling author of Can't Wait to Get to Heaven, Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!, and Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe.
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