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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,738 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Fannie Flagg Narrator: Fannie Flagg Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged 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 Heavenis 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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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by April Sutherland | 2/13/2014

    " Not my favorite Fannie Flagg book. It's a cute story about a cute old lady, but like all cute old ladies, they get kinda old after about 5 chapters.... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sayres2974 | 2/8/2014

    " A little thin in it's story, but an easy read when you don't want to think too much. Liked the characters. They were pleasant and nice. The theme of a visit to heaven was thought provoking. Just a sweet read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Becky Torbett | 1/18/2014

    " This was my first ever Fannie Flagg novel. I've read short stories and columns by her, but never a novel . . . and I fell in love. Her development of characters and their stories has such a "southern" flare. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tara Wowra | 1/17/2014

    " What a 'feel good' read. I usually read thrillers, horror and even zombie lit, but I just felt like trying this out for a change and it was just wonderful; fun, engaging, insightful and heart warming. Now I can go back to my intense reading refreshed! "

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