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 10-year-old son, destined to live a thousand lives, most of them in his imagination; Norma and Macky Warren and their 98-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.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fannie Flagg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000220/bk_rand_000220_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Movie star Molly Harper has it all - beauty, success in her field, a loving family, and marriage to actor Ben Delmonico. Norma Wintz, Molly´s mother, has it all - a lovely lifestyle, two children who adore her, and a respite from the battle against cancer she´s been fighting. Anne Sullivan, at age 50, is optimistic that her move to sunny Santa Barbara, California, will allow her to be closer to her youngest son and his family and help her start her life anew after the death of her beloved husband. But all three of these women, despite their considerable blessings, are plunged into turmoil when the most intimate of secrets that ties their lives together is revealed. At the same time, Molly Harper is confronted with the news that her marriage to actor Ben Delmonico is over. As she navigates this heartbreak and tries to keep the personal details of the drama off the front pages of the newspapers, Molly must also find a way to once and forever negotiate a way forward with her ex- lover and best friend, the volatile and compelling Cruz Morales. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caroline Price. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/039098/bk_acx0_039098_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.