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Can't Wait to Get to Heaven

by Fannie Flagg

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Combining southern warmth with unabashed emotion and side-splitting hilarity, Fannie Flagg takes readers back to Elmwood Springs, Missouri, where the most unlikely and surprising experiences of a high-spirited octogenarian inspire a town to ponder the age-old question: Why are we here? Life is the strangest thing. One minute, Mrs. Elner Shimfissle is up in her tree, picking figs, and the next thing she knows she is off on an adventure she never dreamed of. Meanwhile, back home, Elner's nervous, high-strung niece Norma faints and winds up in bed with a cold rag on her head; Elner's neighbor Verbena rushes immediately to the Bible; her truck driver friend, Luther Griggs, whom Elner has known since he was a boy, runs his 18-wheeler into a ditch; and the entire town is thrown for a loop and left wondering, "What is life all about, anyway?" As this comedy-mystery unfolds, those near and dear to Elner each discover something wonderful, and so will you. Can't Wait to Get to Heaven is proof once more that Fannie Flagg "was put on this earth to write" (Southern Living), spinning tales as sweet as iced tea on a summer day, with a little extra kick thrown in.

Customer Reviews

Can't Wait to Get to Heaven

This is a follow-up to Fannie Flagg's "Standing in the Rainbow". Aunt Elner Shimfissle is the main character. This was such a comforting book to read immediately after my mother's death. It made my view of Heaven such a wonderful place to be. Can't recommend this enough

What a complete snoozer.

The book moves at a snails pace. 1st half is full of one of the main characters whining and whining. 2nd half never pick up at all. The narrator could not pronouce the word ambulance. She kept saying amulance, like 12 times. At the end she finally said "ambulance". Best part of the book, after 4 hours of listening was some told the narrator how to say this simple word.

Fannie Flagg, Can't Wait to Get to Heaven
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  • Narrator: Fannie Flagg
  • Published: 2006
  • Category: Fiction
  • Provider: Random House Audio
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