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Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! - A Novel

Fannie Flagg

Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! is the funny, serious, and compelling new novel by Fannie Flagg, author of the beloved Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe (and prize-winning co-writer of the classic movie). Once again, Flagg's humor and respect and affection for her characters shine forth. Many inhabit small-town or suburban America. But this time, her heroine is urban: a brainy, beautiful, and ambitious rising star of 1970s television. Dena Nordstrom, pride of the network, is a woman whose future is full of promise, her present rich with complications, and her past marked by mystery. Among the colorful cast of characters are: Sookie, of Selma, Alabama, Dena's exuberant college roommate, who is everything that Dena is not; she is thrilled by Dena's success and will do everything short of signing autographs for her; Sookie's a mom, a wife, and a Kappa forever Dena's cousins, the Warrens, and her aunt Elner, of Elmwood Springs, Missouri, endearing, loyal, talkative, ditsy, and, in their way, wise Neighbor Dorothy, whose spirit hovers over them all through the radio show that she broadcast from her home in the 1940s Sidney Capello, pioneer of modern sleaze journalism and privateer of privacy, and Ira Wallace, his partner in tabloid television Several doctors, all of them taken with--and almost taken in by-Dena There are others, captivated by a woman who tries to go home again, not knowing where home or love lie. From the Hardcover edition.

Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! is the funny, serious, and compelling new novel by Fannie Flagg, author of the beloved Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe (and prize-winning co-writer of the classic movie). Once again, Flagg's humor and respect and affection for her characters shine forth. Many inhabit small-town or suburban America. But this time, her heroine is urban: a brainy, beautiful, and ambitious rising star of 1970s television. Dena Nordstrom, pride of the network, is a woman whose future is full of promise, her present rich with complications, and her past marked by mystery. Among the colorful cast of characters are: Sookie, of Selma, Alabama, Dena's exuberant college roommate, who is everything that Dena is not; she is thrilled by Dena's success and will do everything short of signing autographs for her; Sookie's a mom, a wife, and a Kappa forever Dena's cousins, the Warrens, and her aunt Elner, of Elmwood Springs, Missouri, endearing, loyal, talkative, ditsy, and, in their way, wise Neighbor Dorothy, whose spirit hovers over them all through the radio show that she broadcast from her home in the 1940s Sidney Capello, pioneer of modern sleaze journalism and privateer of privacy, and Ira Wallace, his partner in tabloid television Several doctors, all of them taken with--and almost taken in by-Dena There are others, captivated by a woman who tries to go home again, not knowing where home or love lie. From the Hardcover edition.
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Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! is the funny, serious, and compelling new novel by Fannie Flagg, author of the beloved Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe (and prize-winning co-writer of the classic movie). Once again, Flagg's humor and respect and affection for her characters shine forth. Many inhabit small-town or suburban America. But this time, her heroine is urban: a brainy, beautiful, and ambitious rising star of 1970s television. Dena Nordstrom, pride of the network, is a woman whose future is full of promise, her present rich with complications, and her past marked by mystery. Among the colorful cast of characters are: Sookie, of Selma, Alabama, Dena's exuberant college roommate, who is everything that Dena is not; she is thrilled by Dena's success and will do everything short of signing autographs for her; Sookie's a mom, a wife, and a Kappa forever Dena's cousins, the Warrens, and her aunt Elner, of Elmwood Springs, Missouri, endearing, loyal, talkative, ditsy, and, in their way, wise Neighbor Dorothy, whose spirit hovers over them all through the radio show that she broadcast from her home in the 1940s Sidney Capello, pioneer of modern sleaze journalism and privateer of privacy, and Ira Wallace, his partner in tabloid television Several doctors, all of them taken with--and almost taken in by-Dena There are others, captivated by a woman who tries to go home again, not knowing where home or love lie. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kate Reading

Length:

14h 21m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:55

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:54


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:27


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:03


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:56


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:09


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:48


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:12


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:59


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:15


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:18


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:31


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:52


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:43


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:25


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:12


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:52


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:22


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:12


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:44


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:01


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:56


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:12


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:48


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:16


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:13


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

01:46


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:20


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

01:55


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:02


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:41


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:07


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:01


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:42


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:24


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:02


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:09


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:56


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

01:47


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

01:45


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:45


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:01


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

02:55


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:05


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:39


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:08


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:10


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:30


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

02:08


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:33


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:55


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

02:19


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:49


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:42


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

02:02


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:19


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:03


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:58


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

01:44


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:08


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

00:41


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

02:58


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:40


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

02:04


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:12


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:10


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

02:56


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

02:55


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

02:57


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

02:46


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

01:53


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

01:33


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

02:51


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

01:58


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:12


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:11


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:03


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

02:56


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:14


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

02:43


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

02:57


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

01:35


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:26


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

02:55


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:20


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

02:58


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:05


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

01:19


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:07


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

02:07


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:47


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

02:04


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:30


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

02:46


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

02:07


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:04


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

02:50


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

02:56


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:04


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:09


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:06


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

02:40


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:27


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

01:24


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:02


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

01:15


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:12


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

00:34


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:28


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:34


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

02:37


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

00:36


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

02:21


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

03:13


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

02:23


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

01:56


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

03:02


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

03:09


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

02:57


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

03:14


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

03:04


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

00:37


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

02:14


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

01:29


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

04:33


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

03:09


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

00:38


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

02:34


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

02:42


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

02:45


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

03:47


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

02:36


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

01:41


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

03:44


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

03:40


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

02:55


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

02:14


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

03:53


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

02:56


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

03:25


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

02:49


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

02:04


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

00:45


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

02:17


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

03:05


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

03:17


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

03:02


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

02:42


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

03:15


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

03:00


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

00:46


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

02:21


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

02:47


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

03:30


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

02:30


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

02:39


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

03:34


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

01:51


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

02:33


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

01:40


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

03:02


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

03:10


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

02:18


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

03:36


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

02:33


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

03:21


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

03:20


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

02:56


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

02:12


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

00:42


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

02:32


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

01:57


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

04:14


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

02:52


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

02:59


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

03:17


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

04:18


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

01:36


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

02:58


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

02:07


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

04:20


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

02:41


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

03:12


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

02:46


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

03:07


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

03:13


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

03:20


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

02:40


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

01:25


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

01:30

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