The Whole Town's Talking
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The Whole Town's Talking


From the beloved author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe comes another unforgettable, laugh-out-loud, and moving novel about what it means to be truly alive.
Elmwood Springs, Missouri, is a small town like any other, but something strange is happening out at the cemetery. “Still Meadows,” as it’s called, is anything but still. Funny and profound, this novel in the tradition of Flagg’s Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven and Thornton Wilder’s Our Town deals with universal themes of heaven and earth and everything in between, as Flagg tells a surprising story of life, afterlife, and the mysterious goings-on of ordinary people.

Title:The Whole Town's Talking
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:402 pages

    The Whole Town's Talking Reviews

  • Susan
    Jan 10, 2017

    Sometimes you just need a dose of wholesome and I know when I read a book by Fannie Flagg that's what I'm going to get.We journey through the decades in Elmwood Springs, Missouri starting in 1899 with...

  • Carol
    Oct 01, 2016

    What a delightful read! Ha!.....and you'll never ever guess who eats the pie and brings our story to the end of the line.....or so we think.It's around 1880 when a big, tall and blonde 28 year old Lor...

  • Diane S ?
    Oct 28, 2016

    I consider Fannie Flag one of my ultimate comfort read authors. The book started delightfully strong, with letters back and forth from a farmer looking to take on a mail order Swedish wife. But.....I ...

  • Toni
    Sep 28, 2016

    "And they lived happily ever after." Remember that line from old story books? Well, that's exactly what Fannie Flagg brings back. A classic, feel-good story, with lovable characters, quaint little tow...

  • Dianne
    Dec 13, 2016

    If anyone likes Fannie Flagg or thought provoking, light fiction -I just finished (and turned right around to read it again)The Whole Town's TalkingWhat a sweet and entirely thought provoking book. Th...

  • Suzanne
    Oct 13, 2016

    I loved this book. As the story progressed, I came to adore the town and its residents, worry about their problems, and just enjoy spending time with them. The characters are down to earth and funny, ...

  • Giulia
    Sep 28, 2016

    I enjoyed reading this book. Would I say that it was a masterpiece of suspense with more twists and turns then a mountain road in Southern Italy? No, I would not. But sometimes a reader needs a break ...

  • January Gray
    Sep 28, 2016

    Pre-order for late November delivery! This is a great weekend read! Another winner by Fannie Flagg!...

  • Carrie
    Oct 30, 2016

    The Whole Town's Talking begins in 1889 in a little town that will soon be known as Elmwood Springs, Missouri with it's founding member Lordor Nordstrom. Lordor and his neighbors will build and make E...

  • Karyn Niedert
    Sep 26, 2016

    I wasn’t sure what to expect from Fannie Flagg’s “The Whole Town’s Talking” when I was approved for an ARC through Netgalley. I had read “Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe”, b...

About Fannie Flagg

Fannie Flagg

Fannie Flagg began writing and producing television specials at age nineteen and went on to distinguish herself as an actress and writer in television, films, and the theater.She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe (which was produced by Universal Pictures as Fried Green Tomatoes), Welcome to the World, Baby G