Jan 31, 2017

The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg review

The Whole Town's TalkingThe Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another fabulous story be author, Fannie Flagg. This is a great story, full of the wonder of yester years and by gone days. It is definitely unique! I’ve never read a book before with quite this concept. I must say, author, Fannie Flagg pulled it off very well.

The story begins in 1889 when Swedish immigrant, Lordor Nordstrom, comes to America. He travels west to Missouri. There he settles a community that was called Swede Town, Missouri. Later, as the town grows, the name is changed to Elmwood Springs. It’s such a peaceful, delightful little town, full of all the innocence of the 1880s.

I found it very funny in the book, a letter of recommendation to his mail order bride written by one of the town ladies described Lordor: “Lordor is a good eater and has all his teeth”.
Also humerous: Mrs. Ida Jenkins appointed herself to write a weekly “Society” column in the towns newspaper, The Elmwood Springs News. She writes in her column each week what she calls helpful tips such as: “The outside appearance of your home and garden tell the state of your inside home life.” This was written in her column after a lady ripped up several flowering bushes from her front yard and threw them at her drunken husband. Mrs. Ida Jenkins society column was aptly named “The Whole Town’s Talking”.The book is full of such humor.

The story ends in year 2021, and a lot has changed. I found the ending almost poetic and most definitely unexpected.

I received the book free from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This in no way effects my review nor my rating of the book.
My review will be posted on netgalley, amazon, and moonshineartspot.blogspot

Review by: Aunt Meanie

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