A slice of Americana, specifically here in Missouri. Flagg tells her story through multiple vignettes. Its a charming story of small-town America, of radio announcer Neighbor Dorothy, and her family and neighbors. Next time someone asks for a gentle read, I need to remember Fannie Flagg, though there are some sad parts 80% of the way through. Its an engaging read.
This is the summary from the publisher’s website but I couldn’t describe it or summarize the story any better.
On a farm in western Missouri during the first half of the twentieth century, Matthew and Callie Soames create a life for themselves and raise four headstrong daughters. Jessica will break their hearts. Leonie will fall in love with the wrong man. Mary Jo will escape to New York. And wild child Mathy’s fate will be the family’s greatest tragedy. Over the decades they will love, deceive, comfort, forgive—and, ultimately, they will come to cherish all the more fiercely the bonds of love that hold the family together.