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by Fannie Flagg

  • ISBN: 0613225937
  • Category: Literary
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Fannie Flagg
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval (December 1999)
  • ePub book: 1291 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1998 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 661

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Fannie Flagg hails from the southern-fried school of novel writing, which means her books are as lively as a burlap bag stuffed with possums, thanks . Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! Not Yet. The Middleman.

Fannie Flagg hails from the southern-fried school of novel writing, which means her books are as lively as a burlap bag stuffed with possums, thanks largely to characters who always have something wise or funny to say and invariably do just that.

But this time, her heroine is Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! is the funny, serious, and compelling new novel by Fannie .

But this time, her heroine is Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! is the funny, serious, and compelling new novel by Fannie Flagg, author of the beloved Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe (and prize-winning co-writer of the classic movie). Once again, Flagg's humor and respect and affection for her characters shine forth. if you can stop for a moment and pick up book, read anything written by Fannie Flagg and I PROMISE you that.

Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! is the funny, serious, and compelling new novel by Fannie Flagg, author of the beloved Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle. Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! is the funny, serious, and compelling new novel by Fannie Flagg, author of the beloved Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe (and prize-winning co-writer of the classic movie). Many inhabit small-town or suburban America. But this time, her heroine is urban: a brainy, beautiful, and ambitious rising star of 1970s television.

Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! is the funny, serious, and compelling new novel by Fannie Flagg, author of the beloved Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe (and prize-winning co-writer of the classic movie).

I came to Fannie Flagg books via the film Fried Green Tomatoes at The Whistle Stop Cafe, which I enjoyed so very much years ago and through many repeats!

A wonderful and heartwarming insight into the Midwest. As always Fannie Flagg takes you on a journey through the lives of the characters and they feel like family. I came to Fannie Flagg books via the film Fried Green Tomatoes at The Whistle Stop Cafe, which I enjoyed so very much years ago and through many repeats! I have enjoyed all that I have read so far and this one doesn't disappoint. A good story, very well written, which is what I have come to expect from this lady.

Once again, Flagg's humor and respect and affection for her characters shine forth

Once again, Flagg's humor and respect and affection for her characters shine forth. Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!is the funny, serious, and compelling new novel by Fannie Flagg, author of the beloved Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe (and prize-winning co-writer of the classic movie).

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The Captive Houston, TexasFebruary 10, 1976 After Dena had been in the hospital for a few days she began to feel better, and anxious to get out and back on tour. afternoon, and when he came in today, she explained to him why he had to let her out to pick up the rest of the cities. Honey, I know you are disappointed you can’t go back to work. You feel a little better so you think you’re ready to get up and start running again. I’ve heard it from my patients more times than I can tell you.

Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! is the funny, serious, and compelling new novel by Fannie Flagg, author of the beloved Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe (and prize-winning co-writer of the classic movie)

Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! is the funny, serious, and compelling new novel by Fannie Flagg, author of the beloved Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe (and prize-winning co-writer of the classic movie).

Fannie Flagg began writing and producing television specials at age nineteen and went on to distinguish herself as an actress and writer in television, films, and the theater. Her first novel, Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man, spent ten weeks on The New York Times paperback bestseller list, and her second novel, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, spent thirty-six weeks on the same list.

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Baby Girl is Dena Nordstrom, a celebrity television newscaster. Her connection to Elmwood Springs, Missouri which Fannie Flagg writes about in so many of her novels is that Dena’s dad’s family owned the bakery there. But he was killed in the World War II and Dena’s mother Marion has a mysterious past. Marion takes her baby girl Dena to Elmwood Springs, but then after a few short years, she takes her baby and leaves. Marion takes a series of jobs in department stores around the country. She never stays long in one place, and is terrified of someone or something from her past.
In this book we weave back and forth between the fun and often whacky characters in Elmwood Springs and the more glamorous and sometimes dangerous world of fame and fortune that Dena lives in after she grows up. We also catch glimpses of Dena traveling life with her mother.
The adult celebrity Dena has problems including a bleeding ulcers that almost kill her. She is forced to go home to the care of her distant cousins in Elmwood Springs for rest and relaxation. When a sleazy national tabloid threatened to ruin Dena’s career with an expose about her mother. Dena begins an investigation into her mother’s shadowy life. Was Mom a Nazi or was she connected to the Mafia or the Klan? Can Dena discover the truth, and how will it affect her?
Meanwhile an adoring fan with considerable musical talent is madly in love with Dena and even willing to make a fool of himself to get her to notice. Like all of Fannie Flagg’s stories this is a wonderful novel about people, how they interact with each other.
This book explores identity. Who was Dena’s mother? Who is Dena really? Dena’s psychoanalyst asks her to define herself using three descriptions. The answer is important. It will tell the analyst and the reader how Dena defines herself.
Friends are important, and Dena is blessed with several wonderful people devoted to helping her.
Vivaral Vivaral
I have enjoyed several of Fannie Flagg's books, and look forward to reading the other two that follow this one. I never for one moment felt that the book was letting me down or that I didn't want to finish it. I like the way the characters are developed and I feel a connection with them as the story progresses. Ms. Flagg is a great story writer... I'm so glad to have found her books... and look forward to the few I have left to read. I hope she is busy writing more!!
Barit Barit
I don't often laugh out loud reading a book. This one had me doing that quite a few times. I had older relatives that I could pop in as the characters in this book, and felt I was back in the small town where I grew up. The author has an uncanny way of making the characters real and hits the mark on everyone of them.
It is hard to believe that the racism that existed back then (and some still does today) is still a factor. I wanted to scream out "Wait, Give him a chance!" I liked how the author entwined this part of the story line in the book and moved us from past to present. It all fit together in the end. Very clever, and definitely a gift to be able to do that. I loved the story but the title throws one off. It is very fitting once you read the book. I am recommending this book to our book club.
Snowseeker Snowseeker
I love Fannie Flagg's whimsical characters and places. She is a gifted writer, and there is quite a bit of humor to lighten the darker parts of this tale. Dena Nordstrum is an up and coming TV news personality in the 70's who is unwillingly drawn into the conversion of serious news into entertaining "all-about-the-ratings" news. She is a very closed down person suffering from acute ulcer problems and finds herself forced by her doctor into seeking psychiatric help. Boy, does she need it! She also finds she needs the little bit of family she has left in the world since her mother's sudden and unexplained disappearance during her teen years. Norma and Macky, her cousins, and Aunt Elner are fixtures in Elmwood Springs, Missouri. They dote on Dena whom they remember as"Baby Girl". As Dena begins to search for clues to what happened to her mother (her father had died in WWII .before her birth), the story turns dark and delves into some matters which I wil not disclose so as not to spoil your enjoyment of this delightful novel.
MarF MarF
As I've said before in my reviews I love Fanny Flagg. She makes you laugh and cry and enjoy the story as if you are right there. This book is one that makes you laugh and cry. It is a heart felt story about one of her beloved characters from an earlier book. You do not have to have read any other to book to enjoy and love this character and her story. I would recommend this book and the story to anyone, especially if they struggle or empathize with any sort of misguided discrimination. Just a wonderful read.
Bajinn Bajinn
Another book club read for me.

These are the things that I liked about the book:

1) Fannie Flagg was the author.

(POSSIBLE SPOILER)

2) It approached the topic of 'passing' with regard to race...this I'm interested in from my studies in Sociology and Psychology.

That's about it.

If this hadn't been a book club book, I would have abandoned it half way through. I seriously had NO idea where the story was headed and since it didn't feel like a 'mystery' as such I had little interest in figuring the story out.

By about 3/4's through the book I finally had an 'Ah-ha' moment and I was satisfied with the wrap up, but the way the story meandered it's way there didn't make the reward very satisfying.

In discussing this for book club, I did enjoy the broader conversation of negotiating race and cultural hurdles especially as they still exist today. Being forced to 'choose' one's identity or having that choice made for you can't ever be easy.

Overall, decent read, but not 'amazing'.