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The Whole Town's Talking

The bestselling author of FRIED GREEN TOMATOES AT THE WHISTLE STOP CAFE is at her superb best in this fun-loving, 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 at the cemetery. Still Meadows, as it’s called, is anything but still. Original, profound, THE WHOLE TOWN'S TALKING, a novel in the tradition of Thornton Wilder’s OUR TOWN and Flagg’s own CANT' WAIT TO GET TO HEAVEN, tells the story of Lordor Nordstrom, his Swedish mail-order bride, Katrina, and their neighbors and descendants as they live, love, die and carry on in mysterious and surprising ways.

Lordor Nordstrom created, in his wisdom, not only a lively town and a prosperous legacy for himself but also a beautiful final resting place for his family, friends, and neighbors yet to come. “Resting place” turns out to be a bit of a misnomer, however. Odd things begin to happen, and it starts the whole town talking.

With her wild imagination, great storytelling and deep understanding of folly and the human heart, the beloved Fannie Flagg tells an unforgettable story of life, afterlife and the remarkable goings-on of ordinary people. In THE WHOLE TOWN'S TALKING, she reminds us that community is vital, life is a gift and love never dies.

Audiobook available, read by Kimberly Farr

The Whole Town's Talking
by Fannie Flagg

  • Publication Date: November 29, 2016
  • Genres: Fiction, Women's Fiction
  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN-10: 140006595X
  • ISBN-13: 9781400065950