Can't Wait to Get to Heaven

Can't Wait to Get to Heaven

[a Novel]

Audiobook CD - 2006
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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 Bib≤ 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. From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, p2006.
Edition: Abridged.
ISBN: 9780739304099
0739304097
Characteristics: 5 compact discs (6 hr.) :,digital ;,12 cm.
Alternative Title: Cannot wait to get to heaven

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Inns_1926
Jun 03, 2014

Not a bad book. It seemed to kind of drag a little bit, but the story was humorous enough to keep me listening to it.
I did find it a bit hard to keep up sometimes with which characters were being talked about because it does jump from different scenarios quite frequently. Kind of like a TV sitcom.

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Jun 03, 2014

Inns_1926 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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