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

  • Paromjit
    Nov 23, 2016

    I chose to read this book because the author wrote Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe which I loved. I wasn't certain what to expect, but it turns out to be a heartwarming story of a cluste...

  • Diane S ?
    Oct 26, 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 ...

  • Carol
    Sep 30, 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...

  • Susan
    Aug 09, 2016

    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...

  • Julie
    Dec 05, 2016

    The Whole Town’s Talking by Fannie Flagg is a 2016 Random House publication.Fannie Flagg tells a whimsical and fantastical yarn centered around Elmwood, Missouri. The story begins with the town’s ...

  • Toni
    Sep 26, 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...

  • DeB MaRtEnS
    Oct 27, 2016

    2.5 starsThe whole town started talking in 1889, with the arrival of Lordor Nordstrom, from Sweden, to what became the village of Elmwood Springs, Missouri and the conversations seemed to go on interm...

  • Stacy
    Mar 18, 2017

    It all started with a mail order bride, but it's not what you would think...I really enjoyed all of the folksy and funny stories about the members of this small town. The town patriarch ended up marry...

  • Carla Johnson-Hicks
    Jan 16, 2017

    The Whole Town's Talking is a classic, feel-good story, with lovable characters, a quaint wholesome town where almost everyone does the right thing and a rather interesting town cemetery. It is not al...

  • Joyb Animalcrackers
    Oct 22, 2016

    I do enjoy Fannie Flagg stories and thought this one was just about perfect until the focus of the action changes from the little town in Missouri to its cemetery!I wanted to spend much longer with th...