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Can't Wait to Get to Heaven - A Novel

Fannie Flagg

Combining southern warmth with unabashed emotion and side-splitting hilarity, Fannie Flagg takes readers back to Elmwood Springs, Missouri, where the most unlikely and surprising experiences of a high-spirited octogenarian inspire a town to ponder the age-old question: Why are we here? Life is the strangest thing. One minute, Mrs. Elner Shimfissle is up in her tree, picking figs, and the next thing she knows, she is off on an adventure she never dreamed of, running into people she never in a million years expected to meet. Meanwhile, back home, Elner's nervous, high-strung niece Norma faints and winds up in bed with a cold rag on her head; Elner's neighbor Verbena rushes immediately to the Bible; her truck driver friend, Luther Griggs, runs his eighteen-wheeler into a ditch-and the entire town is thrown for a loop and left wondering, "What is life all about, anyway?" Except for Tot Whooten, who owns Tot's Tell It Like It Is Beauty Shop. Her main concern is that the end of the world might come before she can collect her social security. In this comedy-mystery, those near and dear to Elner discover something wonderful: Heaven is actually right here, right now, with people you love, neighbors you help, friendships you keep. Can't Wait to Get to Heaven is proof once more that Fannie Flagg "was put on this earth to write" (Southern Living), spinning tales as sweet and refreshing as iced tea on a summer day, with a little extra kick thrown in. From the Hardcover edition.

Combining southern warmth with unabashed emotion and side-splitting hilarity, Fannie Flagg takes readers back to Elmwood Springs, Missouri, where the most unlikely and surprising experiences of a high-spirited octogenarian inspire a town to ponder the age-old question: Why are we here? Life is the strangest thing. One minute, Mrs. Elner Shimfissle is up in her tree, picking figs, and the next thing she knows, she is off on an adventure she never dreamed of, running into people she never in a million years expected to meet. Meanwhile, back home, Elner's nervous, high-strung niece Norma faints and winds up in bed with a cold rag on her head; Elner's neighbor Verbena rushes immediately to the Bible; her truck driver friend, Luther Griggs, runs his eighteen-wheeler into a ditch-and the entire town is thrown for a loop and left wondering, "What is life all about, anyway?" Except for Tot Whooten, who owns Tot's Tell It Like It Is Beauty Shop. Her main concern is that the end of the world might come before she can collect her social security. In this comedy-mystery, those near and dear to Elner discover something wonderful: Heaven is actually right here, right now, with people you love, neighbors you help, friendships you keep. Can't Wait to Get to Heaven is proof once more that Fannie Flagg "was put on this earth to write" (Southern Living), spinning tales as sweet and refreshing as iced tea on a summer day, with a little extra kick thrown in. From the Hardcover edition.
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Combining southern warmth with unabashed emotion and side-splitting hilarity, Fannie Flagg takes readers back to Elmwood Springs, Missouri, where the most unlikely and surprising experiences of a high-spirited octogenarian inspire a town to ponder the age-old question: Why are we here? Life is the strangest thing. One minute, Mrs. Elner Shimfissle is up in her tree, picking figs, and the next thing she knows, she is off on an adventure she never dreamed of, running into people she never in a million years expected to meet. Meanwhile, back home, Elner's nervous, high-strung niece Norma faints and winds up in bed with a cold rag on her head; Elner's neighbor Verbena rushes immediately to the Bible; her truck driver friend, Luther Griggs, runs his eighteen-wheeler into a ditch-and the entire town is thrown for a loop and left wondering, "What is life all about, anyway?" Except for Tot Whooten, who owns Tot's Tell It Like It Is Beauty Shop. Her main concern is that the end of the world might come before she can collect her social security. In this comedy-mystery, those near and dear to Elner discover something wonderful: Heaven is actually right here, right now, with people you love, neighbors you help, friendships you keep. Can't Wait to Get to Heaven is proof once more that Fannie Flagg "was put on this earth to write" (Southern Living), spinning tales as sweet and refreshing as iced tea on a summer day, with a little extra kick thrown in. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Cassandra Campbell

Length:

9h 53m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:24


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:55


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:39


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:00


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:27


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:36


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:48


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:40


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:30


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:15


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:56


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:14


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:27


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:42


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:29


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:58


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:09


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:38


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:05


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:11


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:13


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:41


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:23


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:51


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:25


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:42


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:09


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:45


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:02


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:52


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:31


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:34


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:20


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:34


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:58


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:32


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:23


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:33


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:37


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:04


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:53


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:53


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:28


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:10


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:41


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:30


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:33


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

02:14


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:24


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:50


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:20


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:12


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

02:58


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:37


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:12


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:05


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:32


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:40


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:49


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:08


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:03


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:29


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:46


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:42


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:42


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:04


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:18


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:36


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

01:38


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:23


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:17


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:16


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:04


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:54


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:41


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:16


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:04


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:11


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:21


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:13


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:40


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

02:01


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:11


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:09


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:39


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:57


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

02:59


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:05


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:12


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:00


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:14


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:54


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:01


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

02:55


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

02:47


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

02:43


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:38


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

02:16


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:26


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

02:29


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

02:35


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:08


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:14


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

02:39


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

03:43


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:25


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:34


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

02:07


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:02


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

03:14


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

02:05


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:32


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

01:30


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:51


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

03:29


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:38


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:08


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

02:01


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

03:20


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

02:15


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

03:27


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

01:53


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

04:28


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

04:19


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

01:29


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

03:29


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

04:03


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:31


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

00:55


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

02:42


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

02:35


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

03:16


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

01:35


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

04:24


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

02:58


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

05:09


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

01:57


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

02:23


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

01:48


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

03:18


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

04:38


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

05:14


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

04:45


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

02:27


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

01:58


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

04:00


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

03:46


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

03:17


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

03:59


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

04:52


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

03:11


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

03:18


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

02:24


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

03:52


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

01:34


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

02:25


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

04:03


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

02:18