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Fannie Flagg

The Whole Town's Talking

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The bestselling author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is at her superb best in this fun-loving, moving novel about what it means to be truly alive.
Elmwood Springs, Missouri, is a small town like any other, but something strange is happening at the cemetery. Still Meadows, as it's called, is anything but still. Original, profound, The Whole Town's Talking, a novel in the tradition of Thornton Wilder's Our Town and Flagg's own Can't Wait to Get to Heaven, tells the story of Lordor Nordstrom, his Swedish mail-order bride, Katrina, and their neighbors and descendants as they live, love, die, and carry on in mysterious and surprising ways.
Lordor Nordstrom created, in his wisdom, not only a lively town and a prosperous legacy for himself but also a beautiful final resting place for his family, friends, and neighbors yet to come. “Resting place” turns out to be a bit of a misnomer, however. Odd things begin to happen, and it…
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    rovskayaцитирует3 года назад
    Also, surprisingly enough, that June, the town hairdresser, Tot Hagood Whooten, without any collateral to speak of, was able to get a loan from the bank and open her own beauty shop. Tot didn’t know it, but Ida Knott Jenkins, the banker’s wife, had helped Tot get the loan. Ida was a client of Tot’s, and she didn’t think that having her hair done on the Whootens’ back porch was in keeping with her new social standing. One night, over dinner, she had pointed a celery stick at her husband and said, “Herbert, I don’t care about any bottom line, you men have a barber shop, so there’s no reason in the world that our town shouldn’t have a beauty salon.” Herbert knew he would have to give Tot the loan, or he would never hear the end of it. Whenever Ida pointed celery at him, she meant business.

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