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...

  • 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...

  • Blaine DeSantis
    Jan 13, 2017

    Probably a 3.5 but because I am a fan of Fannie Flagg and her storytelling I round it up to a 4****. Fannie's most recent book take us back again to the familiar surroundings of Elmwood Springs, MO, a...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • January Gray
    Sep 28, 2016

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