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by Fannie Flagg

  • Author: Fannie Flagg
  • ISBN: 0679426159
  • ISBN13: 978-0679426158
  • ePub: 1794 kb | FB2: 1582 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: United States
  • Publisher: Random House; 1st edition (August 6, 2002)
  • Pages: 493
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Votes: 152
  • Format: mobi docx mbr lit
Standing in the Rainbow: A Novel ePub download

Standing in the Rainbow book. Fannie Flagg, the queen of fried green tomatoes and small town farce, comes on like a thunder storm of sentimental humor

Standing in the Rainbow book. Fannie Flagg, the queen of fried green tomatoes and small town farce, comes on like a thunder storm of sentimental humor. You can run for cover under the awning of Great Literature, you can put up an umbrella of sophisticated disdain, but it's no use: Once you're caught in this warm downpour of kitschy comedy, you quickly give in and start singing in the rain.

Standing in the Rainbow spans more than half a century, but Flagg is masterful at showing how . It’s Fannie Flagg’s unswerving devotion to folksy, sly humor and her uncanny ability to make a small town a big character in her sweetly engaging fourth novel.

Standing in the Rainbow spans more than half a century, but Flagg is masterful at showing how small-town life in America evolves through the decades. The reader propelled by the infectious momentum of Flagg’s storytelling. Flagg ushers you into the residents’ hearts and minds with a flourish.

Also by Fannie Flagg. For Eudora Welty and Willie Morris. To the Public at Large: As a character in this book I can tell you that everything in it really did happen, so I can highly recommend it without any qualms whatsoever

Also by Fannie Flagg. To the Public at Large: As a character in this book I can tell you that everything in it really did happen, so I can highly recommend it without any qualms whatsoever. Although I am not the main character in this book, I will tell you this much: I own my own house, keep it clean, and I pay my taxes. I’ve never been to jail and I am most probably older than you are unless you have one foot in the grave and in that case, Hello, friend.

Home Fannie Flagg Standing in the Rainbow. The year her recipe for a six-layer surprise upside-down pineapple cake took second place in the Pillsbury Bake-Off contest she was invited to be a guest on a radio show in Poplar Bluff

Home Fannie Flagg Standing in the Rainbow. Standing in the rainbow, . Part of Elmwood Springs series by Fannie Flagg. The year her recipe for a six-layer surprise upside-down pineapple cake took second place in the Pillsbury Bake-Off contest she was invited to be a guest on a radio show in Poplar Bluff. In the midst of the interview she just happened to mention that she always used Golden Flake Lite-as-a-Feather Flour. When Golden Flake Flour sales doubled overnight, they offered her a show of her own. Soon the large radio tower with the red light on the top went up in the backyard and she was on the air.

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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

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. Good news! Fannie’s back in town-and the town is among the leading characters in her new novel.

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Once again, Fannie Flagg gives us a story of richly human characters, the saving graces of the once-maligned middle . Standing in the Rainbow spans more than half a century, but Flagg is masterful at showing how small-town life in America evolves through the decades.

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. About Standing in the Rainbow.

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."
Xtreem
There is a kind of poetry to Fannie Flagg's folksy dialog. The characters are well-defined and memorable, and mostly lovable. Like Garrison Keillor's Lake Wobegon and Jan Karon's fictional Mitford, Fannie Flagg's Elmwood Springs, Missouri beckons us to take a vacation from the real world and relax in the warmth of an Americana dream, which is slowly (and sadly) giving way to modern complexities. I loved all of Fannie Flagg's books. And much as a painter may create several canvasses depicting a single place, so does Fannie Flagg write four novels that depict Elmwood Springs. There are time overlaps among the novels, and the characters reappear, of course, but each one gives a slightly different view. I didn't read them in order because I didn't even know they were a series! It turns out that it's okay, though. Each novel can stand on its own, but if you start with the first one, "Welcome to the World Baby Girl", I dare you not to want to delve right into the next, which happens to be "Standing In The Rainbow" From there, you can go on to "Can't Wait To Get To Heaven", and then, perhaps my favorite, "The Whole Town Is Talking". Enjoy!
Conjulhala
A pleasant, humorous tale, full of life and love and happiness. Kind of like a wonderful dessert without calories. Little of it will stick to your ribs, but the overall effect is morally and spiritually uplifting, renewing your faith in the goodness of people.
Cordaron
Fannie Flagg’s characters are wonderful. You wish they were your neighbors. In this book she introduces us to Elwood Springs, Missouri where Neighbor Dorothy is a popular radio personality; Tot is accident prone and Aunt Elner adopts a series of ginger colored cats.
At a pharmacists convention Dorothy meets the gospel singers of the Oatman family. Soon Betty Rae, the odd member of the Oatman family who can’t sing is living with Dorothy and her husband Doc. Dorothy’s neighbor Beatrice, a blind girl with a beautiful voice joins the Oatmans and soon the gospel-singing family are making hit records and enjoying great popularity.
Hamm Sparks comes to town selling tractors, but he is ambitious.
After a brief career an agricultural agent, Hamm runs for governor and wins. But a few years later his shy wife Betty Rae is the governor. How did that happen?
The cast of characters is too large to mention them all. They come and go in the story that begins after World War II and stretches to the 1990’s. The innocent small-town America of Norman Rockwell “Saturday Evening Post” covers changes, and with it the town of Elwood Springs. The hardware store closes as super stores and malls change the landscape in town, but many of the same people are still there sharing their lives. Dorothy chronicles much of it on her radio program.
You will enjoy the down home goodness of these characters, and Flagg being the hopeful novelist that she is allows her character little time to mourn the changes they dislike.
This is a hopeful novel about the last half of the last century.
Mushicage
No one else creates characters like Fannie Flagg. This wonderful novel is all character, and her characters don’t really need much plot. The day to day lives of these somewhat mundane people takes on a vibrancy that reveals the zeitgeist of an era. Post WW I I America in the Midwest comes to life so beautifully in this trilogy. Read it.
Uaoteowi
I’ve read the other reviews on this book, and if you’re looking for a lot of drama in a story line this isn’t the right book. There are many of those elements, but for the most part it’s a touching and well-written story of the lives of a wonderful cast of characters over the decades. How their lives change, how they drift in and out of each other’s lives and how ultimately their lives continue to be connected. I’ll agree that, unlike Fried Green Tomatoes, this isn’t a novel that focuses on a single core group of characters throughout the book to the exclusion of all others, but in a way that’s part of how our lives really play out. Fannie Flagg has an amazing talent for not just writing a solid novel, but for creating a place and people in a way that makes it seem real. And for making her readers wish they could be transported to that place.
Alister
I’ve reread this book several times and it always seems new to me when I do. It is such a well written book and the story is wonderful! It’s about the citizens of a small town from the 1940’s to the 1990’s. I absolutely love this book and the sequels.
Mikale
Fannie Flagg has an uncanny ability to create interesting characters that make the reader feel as if we know them personally. While her books are quick reads, the stories are funny and thought provoking, and I find myself unable to put her books down. This is a sweet book that makes the reader long for simpler times and a sense of community. The antics of Neighbor Dorothy, Bobby, Norma, Aunt Elner and rest of the townfolk are hilarious at times.
I love Fannie Flag and think she is a brilliant comedian but I think she needs to end this series. What was hilarious in the first books has become redundant in the latter books. I'd like to see Flag develops new characters, plots and locations. That being said this book is a good read and the outrageous characters are a hoot. I would recommend this book for a
quick read when you need to laugh at the absurd.
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