By Fannie Flagg
Welcome to the area, female child! is the humorous, severe, and compelling new novel by means of Fannie Flagg, writer of the loved Fried eco-friendly Tomatoes on the Whistle cease Cafe (and prize-winning co-writer of the vintage movie).
Once back, Flagg's humor and admire and affection for her characters shine forth. Many inhabit small-town or suburban the United States. yet this time, her heroine is city: a brainy, appealing, and impressive emerging megastar of Seventies tv. Dena Nordstrom, delight of the community, is a lady whose destiny is filled with promise, her current wealthy with issues, and her earlier marked by way of mystery.
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Macky looked concerned. “I just realized I don’t know whether she drinks coffee or tea. Or what she likes for breakfast. I need to have everything here she likes, so I can have it just in case. ” “Edna’s cakes are wonderful. ” “Honey, a cake is a cake. ” “Take it out of the box and put it on a plate. ” “To you, maybe, but don’t forget her grandparents owned the bakery before Edna; she could tell. No, you’re right, I’ll make a cake. Good Lord, it’s the least I can do. I mean, really. What room should we give her?
The dining room has a nice brass chandelier with four milk-glass shades with a little Dutch scene on them, and some lovely lace swag curtains on the bay window, and a pretty white tablecloth. The kitchen is still where everybody usually eats. It has a large white wooden table in the middle with a hanging lightbulb over it. The stove is a white enamel-and-chrome O’Keefe & Merritt with a clock and red and white plastic salt and pepper shakers to match. There is a large sink and drain board in a skirt of floral print plus a big Kelvinator icebox.
Warren and Son hardware is next. The son is eighteen-year-old Macky Warren, who is getting ready to marry his girlfriend, Norma, and is nervous about it. Then comes the A & P and the VFW Hall on the corner. Elmwood Springs is mostly a neighborhood town, and almost everyone is on speaking terms with Bottle Top, the white cat with a black spot that sleeps in the window of the shoe repair shop. There is one town drunkard, James Whooten, whose long-suffering wife, Tot Whooten, has always been referred to as Poor Tot.