LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

Can't Wait to Get to Heaven

by Fannie Flagg

Can't Wait to Get to Heaven Synopsis

Life is the strangest thing. One minute, Mrs Elner Shimfissle is up a tree, picking figs to make jam, and the next thing she knows, she is off on a strange adventure, running into people she never expected to see again, in the unlikeliest of places. Meanwhile, Elner's highly strung niece Norma takes to her bed, before embarking on a brand new career; Elner's neighbour Verbena turns to the Bible; her truck-driver friend, Luther Griggs, runs his eighteen-wheeler into a ditch; a dark secret emerges from the past - and the entire town is left wondering, 'What's life all about anyway?' Except for Tot Whooten, whose main concern is that the end of the world might come before she can collect her social security. A plea for honest doubt and humanity in an over-certain world, Can't Wait to Get to Heaven is further proof that Fannie Flagg was put on this earth to write.

Can't Wait to Get to Heaven Press Reviews

[A] distinct blend of insight and humour * Denver Post * A warm and funny tribute to small-town America ...quirky Floridian dialogue comes thick and fast * Eve magazine * Funny and utterly charming * Chicago Tribune * A born storyteller * New York Times * Good, old-fashioned sentimentality... Dialogue and witty asides... [And] aphorisms galore, many so good they make you snort out loud * Observer *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099507642
Publication date: 5th July 2007
Author: Fannie Flagg
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 368 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About 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.

More About Fannie Flagg

More Books By Fannie Flagg

Cover for The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
Cover for The All-girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
Cover for I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg
View All Books By Fannie Flagg

Share this book