Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! by Fannie Flagg

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.

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