Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!

Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!

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Large Print - 1998
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Read Fannie Flagg in Large Print

Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! is the funny, serious, and compelling new novel by Fannie Flagg, author of the beloved Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe (and prize-winning co-writer of the classic movie).

Once again, Flagg's humor and respect and affection for her characters shine forth. Many inhabit small-town or suburban America. But this time, her heroine is urban: a brainy, beautiful, and ambitious rising star of 1970s television. Dena Nordstrom, pride of the network, is a woman whose future is full of promise, her present rich with complications, and her past marked by mystery.

Among the colorful cast of characters are:

   Sookie, of Selma, Alabama, Dena's exuberant  college roommate, who is everything that Dena  is not; she is thrilled by Dena's success and will  do everything short of signing autographs for  her; Sookie's a mom, a wife, and a Kappa forever
        
    Dena's cousins, the Warrens, and her aunt Elner,  of Elmwood Springs, Missouri, endearing, loyal,  talkative, ditsy, and, in their way, wise
        
    Neighbor Dorothy, whose spirit hovers over them  all through the radio show that she broadcast  from her home in the 1940s
        
   Sidney Capello, pioneer of modern sleaze journalism and privateer of privacy, and Ira Wallace,  his partner in tabloid television
        
    Several doctors, all of them taken with--and  almost taken in by-Dena

There are others, captivated by a woman who tries to go home again, not knowing where home or love lie.
Read Fannie Flagg in Large Print Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! is the funny, serious, and compelling new novel by Fannie Flagg, author of the beloved Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe (and prize-winning co-writer of the classic movie). Once again, Flagg's humor and respect and affection for her characters shine forth. Many inhabit small-town or suburban America. But this time, her heroine is urban: a brainy, beautiful, and ambitious rising star of 1970s television. Dena Nordstrom, pride of the network, is a woman whose future is full of promise, her present rich with complications, and her past marked by mystery. Among the colorful cast of characters are:    Sookie, of Selma, Alabama, Dena's exuberant  college roommate, who is everything that Dena  is not; she is thrilled by Dena's success and will  do everything short of signing autographs for  her; Sookie's a mom, a wife, and a Kappa forever              Dena's cousins, the Warrens, and her aunt Elner,  of Elmwood Springs, Missouri, endearing, loyal,  talkative, ditsy, and, in their way, wise              Neighbor Dorothy, whose spirit hovers over them  all through the radio show that she broadcast  from her home in the 1940s             Sidney Capello, pioneer of modern sleaze journalism and privateer of privacy, and Ira Wallace,  his partner in tabloid television              Several doctors, all of them taken with--and  almost taken in by-Dena There are others, captivated by a woman who tries to go home again, not knowing where home or love lie.

Baker & Taylor
Dena Nordstrom, a beautiful, rising star of network TV news, finds her career and life taking some unexpected turns as she copes with the demands of her profession, memories of her past, and a love affair with her psychiatrist. By the author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. (General Fiction).

Baker
& Taylor

Dena Nordstrom, a beautiful rising star of network TV news, finds her career and life taking some unexpected turns as she copes with the demands of her profession, memories of her past, and a love affair with her psychiatrist

Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, 1998
ISBN: 9780375704130
0375704132
Characteristics: 573 p. (large print) ; 24 cm

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NanCcan
May 21, 2017

She does an okay job of describing life in small town America, but when does the story start? 3/4 of the way through the book it started to get interesting. But by then I was just reading to get to the end. I'll try the other books in the Elmwood Springs series.

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Melaine
Jan 17, 2012

Fannie Flagg is an exceptional story teller. I loved the story as it stands on it's own, but it was a special treat to revisit characters and places I had come to know in her earlier book, "Standing in the Rainbow," which is a long-time favourite.

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