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Standing in the Rainbow

Fannie Flagg

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." From the Hardcover edition.

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." From the Hardcover edition.
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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." From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

5h 12m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:16


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:43


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:47


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:44


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:32


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:18


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:27


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:53


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:42


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:59


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:32


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:42


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:01


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:13


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:29


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:53


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:14


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:35


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:17


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:12


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:11


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:00


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:09


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:13


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:50


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:28


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:13


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:13


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:59


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:06


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:51


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:58