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  • Published: 1 July 2003
  • ISBN: 9780099448938
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • RRP: $19.99

Standing In The Rainbow




Another cocktail of Fannie Flagg's humour and poignancy, wit and nostalgia - a fantastic feelgood novel that takes you right to the heart of American life.

The time is 1946-2000. The Place is Elmwood Springs, Missouri. World War II has ended. Neighbour Dorothy broadcasts daily from her front room - to an audience across the state - the antics of her wayward son Bobby and adolescent Anna Lee. It's hard to keep secrets in a community like theirs, but life isn't perfect, and even Neighbour Dorothy has a tragedy as well hidden as it can be.

Into their midst comes the Oatman Family, white Southern Gospel singers who arrive for a pharmaceutical convention, and blow the place away. And then there's Hamm Sparks, a super-salesman everyone likes and trusts; and Charlie Fowler, the poultry king who can see the future in a bucket-to-go; and a wealth of other unforgettable residents. Not to mention the brand new Three Little Pigs Cafeteria, with its pink neon pig casting a glow over the high street and pointing the way to the future...

  • Published: 1 July 2003
  • ISBN: 9780099448938
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Fannie Flagg

Fannie Flagg began writing and producing television specials at the age of nineteen and went on to distinguish herself as an actress and writer in television, films and the theatre. She is the author of many bestsellers including Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! and A Redbird Christmas. Flagg's script for Fried Green Tomatoes was nominated for both the Academy and Writers Guild of America awards and won the highly regarded Scripters Award. She lives in Alabama and California.

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Praise for Standing In The Rainbow

Flagg says as much about the human condition through observant comedy as others do through polemic

Scotland on Sunday

[A] big, juicy middle-American apple pie of a book, sometimes tart but mostly sweet

Los Angeles Times

Good news for fans of Fried Green Tomatoes... The action does not let up for a minute

New York Times Book Review

Unarguably a wonderful story-teller

The Times

Poignant and funny, this novel cuts to the heart of small-town America

Mail on Sunday

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