Welcome to the World, Baby Girl

Welcome to the World, Baby Girl

A Novel

Book - 1998
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Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!is the funny, serious, and compelling new novel by Fannie Flagg, author of the belovedFried 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. Many inhabit small-town or suburban America. But this time, her heroine is urban: a brainy, beautiful, and ambitious rising star of 1970s television. Dena Nordstrom, pride of the network, is a woman whose future is full of promise, her present rich with complications, and her past marked by mystery. Among the colorful cast of characters are: Sookie, of Selma, Alabama, Dena's exuberant college roommate, who is everything that Dena is not; she is thrilled by Dena's success and will do everything short of signing autographs for her; Sookie's a mom, a wife, and a Kappa forever          Dena's cousins, the Warrens, and her aunt Elner, of Elmwood Springs, Missouri, endearing, loyal, talkative, ditsy, and, in their way, wise          Neighbor Dorothy, whose spirit hovers over them all through the radio show that she broadcast from her home in the 1940s          Sidney Capello, pioneer of modern sleaze journalism and privateer of privacy, and Ira Wallace, his partner in tabloid television          Several doctors, all of them taken with--and almost taken in by-Dena There are others, captivated by a woman who tries to go home again, not knowing where home or love lie.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c1998.
ISBN: 9780679426141
0679426140
Characteristics: xxvi, 467 pages ;,25 cm.

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NanCcan
May 21, 2017

She does an okay job of describing life in small town America, but when does the story start? 3/4 of the way through the book it started to get interesting. But by then I was just reading to get to the end. I'll try the other books in the Elmwood Springs series.

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Melaine
Jan 17, 2012

Fannie Flagg is an exceptional story teller. I loved the story as it stands on it's own, but it was a special treat to revisit characters and places I had come to know in her earlier book, "Standing in the Rainbow," which is a long-time favourite.

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