Standing in the Rainbow: A Novel

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Vintage, 2003 - Blind musicians - 493 pages
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The time is 1946-2000. The Place is Elmwood Springs, Missouri. World War II has ended. Neighbour Dorothy broadcasts daily from her front room - to an audience across the state - the antics of her wayward son Bobby and adolescent Anna Lee. It's hard to keep secrets in a community like theirs, but life isn't perfect, and even Neighbour Dorothy has a tragedy as well hidden as it can be.

Into their midst comes the Oatman Family, white Southern Gospel singers who arrive for a pharmaceutical convention, and blow the place away. And then there's Hamm Sparks, a super-salesman everyone likes and trusts; and Charlie Fowler, the poultry king who can see the future in a bucket-to-go; and a wealth of other unforgettable residents. Not to mention the brand new Three Little Pigs Cafeteria, with its pink neon pig casting a glow over the high street and pointing the way to the future...

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User Review  - EmScape - LibraryThing

Have I mentioned how much I love and want to live in Elmwood Springs? Well, I do. After reading Welcome to the World, Baby Girl, I couldn't wait to get to the next book in this series. So sweet, warm ... Read full review

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User Review  - Schmerguls - LibraryThing

5354. Standing in the Rainbow A Novel by Fannie Flagg (read 1 Mar 2016) My daughter Laurie said she liked this 2002 book of fiction, and even though she said the same about A Redbird Christmas (by the ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

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.

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