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Friday, May 5, 2017

Welcome to the World Baby Girl! by Fannie Flagg

Author of Fried Green Tomatoes Fannie Flagg is adept at putting the reader in the center of small town America and Welcome to the World Baby Girl! is another enjoyable read and reminded me a little of the amusing book Pontoon.
Fannie Flagg has had an impressive career which started in fifth grade when she wrote, directed and starred in her first play.

Spanning from the 1940s to 1987, Welcome to the World Baby Girl! is  funny and serious with the heroine, Dena Nordsrom, a city girl but her small hometown has many quirky characters - most of them are her father's relatives

Elmwood Springs, Missouri 
April 1, 1973
Norma Warren was a nervous wreck, waiting for Macky to come home and have his breakfast. She was about to burst with the news. He had only gone two blocks to take Aunt Elner a bag of birdseed. Aunt Elner had called at the crack of dawn and said her blue jays were practically knocking the house down because she had run out of seed. She loved poor old Aunt Elner; after all, she was deaf as a post. But why, of all mornings, did she have to pick this one to run out?

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