Sunday, June 25, 2017

Porch or beach reading

A neighbor brought over Fannie Flagg’s “I still Dream about You” for me to read because there is a Scotland connection in the novel and we had just traveled there. An easy porch or beach chair read for summer. I laughed and laughed although there is a serious topic, or several, wrapped up in the crazy characters that only Flagg can create. There’s a former beauty queen Maggie filled with regrets about how her life turned out, her black best friend Brenda who is always cheating on her diet, their mentor and employer Hazel who was 3’4” tall, Ethel who is 88 with purple hair, and Babs who hates everyone and is also hated by all because she’s so evil. All are real estate agents living in Birmingham, AL, growing up in the 50s and 60s working things out in 2008-2010. There are many twists and surprises, but an easy read.

1 comment:

Norma said...

I had such a good time reading it, I went to the town library and checked out her "Can't wait to get to heaven."