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Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man - Fannie Flagg
Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man
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In Fannie Flagg’s high-spirited first novel, we meet Daisy Fay Harper in the spring of 1952, where she’s “not doing much except sitting around waiting for the sixth grade.” When she leaves Shell Beach, Mississippi, in September 1959, she is packed up and ready for the Miss America Pageant, vowing... show more
In Fannie Flagg’s high-spirited first novel, we meet Daisy Fay Harper in the spring of 1952, where she’s “not doing much except sitting around waiting for the sixth grade.” When she leaves Shell Beach, Mississippi, in September 1959, she is packed up and ready for the Miss America Pageant, vowing “I won’t come back until I’m somebody.” But in our hearts she already is.Sassy and irreverent from the get-go, Daisy Fay takes us on a rollicking journey through her formative years on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. There, at The End of the Road of the South, the family malt shop freezer holds unspeakable things, society maven Mrs. Dot hosts Junior Debutante meetings and shares inspired thoughts for the week (such as “sincerity is as valuable as radium”), and Daisy Fay’s Daddy hatches a quick-cash scheme that involves resurrecting his daughter from the dead in a carefully orchestrated miracle. Along the way, Daisy Fay does a lot of growing up, emerging as one of the most hilarious, appealing, and prized characters in modern fiction.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780345485601 (0345485602)
ASIN: 345485602
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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Not Quite Home
Not Quite Home rated it
4.0 Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man
This one actually did make me laugh out loud!
Chelsea Russell's Blog
Chelsea Russell's Blog rated it
2.0 Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man
Merely okay. I remember not being too fond of the ending.
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
I like Flagg's authorial voice, either because it sounds like the locals, or because I remember her from Match Game. The story itself doesn't matter, I just enjoy hearing her tell it in my mind.
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