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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,747 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Fannie Flagg Narrator: Cassandra Campbell Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Elmwood Springs Series Release Date:
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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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rhoda | 2/18/2014

    " Pure, unadulterated "fluff', this is a delightful read, as are all of Fannie Flagg's books. Her characters are quirky, kind, down-to-earth souls and if you need a book that will cheer you up and make you chuckle out loud, this just may be one you'd like to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lkp | 2/11/2014

    " Recommended by JB as a fun summer read. I did NOT want to like it, a bit fluffy, but I love her style. She IS an easy, fun summer read, and yes, I did laugh aloud at least twice. I wish I knew Elner, but I know a few people with a few of her virtues. Fun, fun. Thanks, JB. lkp "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jennefer | 2/9/2014

    " This is a really beautifully written book - I really enjoy Fannie Flagg's writing. This book is about how one woman inspired a whole town to live life to it's fullest. Really wonderful story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Emily | 2/6/2014

    " Hilarious! Not a true view of heaven, but it's fiction. "

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