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The Whole Town's Talking - A Novel

Fannie Flagg

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. New York Times Bestseller • Southern Book Prize Winner Elmwood Springs, Missouri, is a small town like any other, but something strange is happening at the cemetery. Still Meadows, as it's called, is anything but still. Original, profound, The Whole Town's Talking, a novel in the tradition of Thornton Wilder's Our Town and Flagg's own Can't Wait to Get to Heaven, tells the story of Lordor Nordstrom, his Swedish mail-order bride, Katrina, and their neighbors and descendants as they live, love, die, and carry on in mysterious and surprising ways. Lordor Nordstrom created, in his wisdom, not only a lively town and a prosperous legacy for himself but also a beautiful final resting place for his family, friends, and neighbors yet to come. "Resting place" turns out to be a bit of a misnomer, however. Odd things begin to happen, and it starts the whole town talking. With her wild imagination, great storytelling, and deep understanding of folly and the human heart, the beloved Fannie Flagg tells an unforgettable story of life, afterlife, and the remarkable goings-on of ordinary people. In The Whole Town's Talking, she reminds us that community is vital, life is a gift, and love never dies. Praise for The Whole Town's Talking "A witty multigenerational saga . . . [Fannie] Flagg's down-home wisdom, her affable humor and her long view of life offer a pleasant respite in nerve-jangling times."-People "Fannie Flagg at her best."-The Florida Times-Union "If there's one thing Fannie Flagg can do better than anybody else, it's tell a story, and she outdoes herself in The Whole Town's Talking. . . . Brilliant . . . equally on the level as her famous Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe."-The Newport Plain Talk "Delightful."-The Washington Post "A ringing affirmation of love, community and life itself."-Richmond Times-Dispatch

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. New York Times Bestseller • Southern Book Prize Winner Elmwood Springs, Missouri, is a small town like any other, but something strange is happening at the cemetery. Still Meadows, as it's called, is anything but still. Original, profound, The Whole Town's Talking, a novel in the tradition of Thornton Wilder's Our Town and Flagg's own Can't Wait to Get to Heaven, tells the story of Lordor Nordstrom, his Swedish mail-order bride, Katrina, and their neighbors and descendants as they live, love, die, and carry on in mysterious and surprising ways. Lordor Nordstrom created, in his wisdom, not only a lively town and a prosperous legacy for himself but also a beautiful final resting place for his family, friends, and neighbors yet to come. "Resting place" turns out to be a bit of a misnomer, however. Odd things begin to happen, and it starts the whole town talking. With her wild imagination, great storytelling, and deep understanding of folly and the human heart, the beloved Fannie Flagg tells an unforgettable story of life, afterlife, and the remarkable goings-on of ordinary people. In The Whole Town's Talking, she reminds us that community is vital, life is a gift, and love never dies. Praise for The Whole Town's Talking "A witty multigenerational saga . . . [Fannie] Flagg's down-home wisdom, her affable humor and her long view of life offer a pleasant respite in nerve-jangling times."-People "Fannie Flagg at her best."-The Florida Times-Union "If there's one thing Fannie Flagg can do better than anybody else, it's tell a story, and she outdoes herself in The Whole Town's Talking. . . . Brilliant . . . equally on the level as her famous Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe."-The Newport Plain Talk "Delightful."-The Washington Post "A ringing affirmation of love, community and life itself."-Richmond Times-Dispatch
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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. New York Times Bestseller • Southern Book Prize Winner Elmwood Springs, Missouri, is a small town like any other, but something strange is happening at the cemetery. Still Meadows, as it's called, is anything but still. Original, profound, The Whole Town's Talking, a novel in the tradition of Thornton Wilder's Our Town and Flagg's own Can't Wait to Get to Heaven, tells the story of Lordor Nordstrom, his Swedish mail-order bride, Katrina, and their neighbors and descendants as they live, love, die, and carry on in mysterious and surprising ways. Lordor Nordstrom created, in his wisdom, not only a lively town and a prosperous legacy for himself but also a beautiful final resting place for his family, friends, and neighbors yet to come. "Resting place" turns out to be a bit of a misnomer, however. Odd things begin to happen, and it starts the whole town talking. With her wild imagination, great storytelling, and deep understanding of folly and the human heart, the beloved Fannie Flagg tells an unforgettable story of life, afterlife, and the remarkable goings-on of ordinary people. In The Whole Town's Talking, she reminds us that community is vital, life is a gift, and love never dies. Praise for The Whole Town's Talking "A witty multigenerational saga . . . [Fannie] Flagg's down-home wisdom, her affable humor and her long view of life offer a pleasant respite in nerve-jangling times."-People "Fannie Flagg at her best."-The Florida Times-Union "If there's one thing Fannie Flagg can do better than anybody else, it's tell a story, and she outdoes herself in The Whole Town's Talking. . . . Brilliant . . . equally on the level as her famous Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe."-The Newport Plain Talk "Delightful."-The Washington Post "A ringing affirmation of love, community and life itself."-Richmond Times-Dispatch

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kimberly Farr

Length:

12h 10m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Introduction
Introduction

02:24


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:27


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:56


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:50


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:48


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:05


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:08


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:31


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:49


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:04


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:39


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:24


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:12


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:00


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:15


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:53


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:13


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:43


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:06


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:34


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:01


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:09


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:43


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:36


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

10:52


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

12:41


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:09


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:16


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:04


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:30


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:43


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:59


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:05


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:56


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:23


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:48


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:13


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

11:05


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:43


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:06


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:46


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:52


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:54


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:09


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:25


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

09:31


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

02:05


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

01:00


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:05


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

00:55


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

01:23


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

00:57


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

13:08


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:27


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:11


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:55


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:48


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:22


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

02:03


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

02:09


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

10:14


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:44


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:53


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:30


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:14


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:00


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:10


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:32


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:49


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:36


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:52


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

02:11


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:58


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:01


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:39


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:35


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:46


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:44


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:23


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:29


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

02:06


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

02:46


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:01


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

09:10


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:25


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

02:00


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:37


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

02:00


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:09


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

09:08


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:24


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:12


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

02:56


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

02:24


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:06


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

02:07


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

02:29


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:02


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:31


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:59


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:17


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:10


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:11


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:30


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

07:29


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:26


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:43


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:08


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:48


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:41


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:42


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

03:26


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

02:33


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

06:47


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:10


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

05:39


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

06:37


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

03:22


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

09:16


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

03:08


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

00:58


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

06:55


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

04:03


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

03:40


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:31


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

07:54


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

03:32


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

02:48


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

04:41


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

02:34


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

08:21


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

03:01


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

01:57


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

03:12


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

04:31


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

05:10


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

03:24


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

01:49


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

04:07


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

03:41


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

03:05


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

07:28


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

00:33