Can't Wait to get to Heaven

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Life is the strangest thing. One minute, Mrs Elner Shimfissle is up a tree, picking figs to make jam, and the next thing she knows, she is off on a strange adventure, running into people she never expected to see again, in the unlikeliest of places. Meanwhile, Elner's highly strung niece Norma takes to her bed, before embarking on a brand new career; Elner's neighbour Verbena turns to the Bible; her truck-driver friend, Luther Griggs, runs his eighteen-wheeler into a ditch; a dark secret emerges from the past - and the entire town is left wondering, 'What's life all about anyway?' Except for Tot Whooten, whose main concern is that the end of the world might come before she can collect her social security.

A plea for honest doubt and humanity in an over-certain world, Can't Wait to Get to Heaven is further proof that Fannie Flagg was put on this earth to write.

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"Good, old-fashioned sentimentality... Dialogue and witty asides... [And] aphorisms galore, many so good they make you snort out loud" ( Observer)

"A born storyteller" ( New York Times)

"Funny and utterly charming" ( Chicago Tribune)

"A warm and funny tribute to small-town America ...quirky Floridian dialogue comes thick and fast" ( Eve magazine)

"[A] distinct blend of insight and humour" ( Denver Post)

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Like A Wonderful Life for our times - unashamedly emotional, full of warmth and quite literally out of this world...

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