Can't Wait To Get To Heaven

Can't Wait To Get To Heaven

A Novel

Large Print - 2006
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This novel 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?
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, 2006.
ISBN: 9781846178818
9780375432149
0375432140
Branch Call Number: FLA
Characteristics: 512 p.

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Ghettostone
Oct 10, 2017

A radio program in Heaven? - Funny, entertaining, and strangely comforting for those who seek understanding about the after life. Fanny Flagg is always funny with her own brand of story telling,. This story about a small town community that is rocked by the passing of a neighborhood elder, but wait she didn't die. Instead she lives to tell the tale about death and what happens next in the after life. Can't Wait To Get To Heaven one of the few books we agreed on as terrific! For all those who love to read this one's hard to put down!

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PopeFrancis0607
Aug 29, 2017

Nothing compares to this,
A book you dont want to end.
Love it! !!!

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McAnnieG
Aug 15, 2017

LOVED IT

Elner Shimfissle has no idea how old she is - her younger sister, Ida, buried the family Bible with that information to keep her own age a secret. Ida's daughter Norma Warren look after Elner. Elner is stung by a swarm of wasps and falls out of her fig tree. Thinking her dead, the town is shaken and everyone begins to look at their own lives in relationship to how Elner played a role in their lives. Five hours after her 'death' Elner is sitting up telling Norma a tall tale of the hereafter.

A lovely life well-lived and hope for life beyond as created by Fannie Flagg was a fun & happy reading experience.

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gasperis
Sep 15, 2012

Two thumbs up for this novel. I like to enjoy a good laugh each day. This story is full of them especially about Tot, the haridresser. All around entertaining book.

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bridge1
Jun 23, 2012

Lovable characters and enjoyable story. Everybody has an Aunt Elner.

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esk1033
Feb 24, 2012

I read this book a few years ago, but have never forgot it. It left a fine mist of sweetness around my heart. I had to make an effort to put it down. It`s intriguing and her characters are people most of us have known sometime in our lives. Fannie Flagg writes with humour, honesty and love. I`ve read everything she`s written and only can hope she`ll write more!!!

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