Can’t wait to get to heaven : a novel by Fannie Flagg

     Review by:  Linda J.

Title:  Can’t wait to get to heaven : a novel

Author: Fannie Flagg

Collection:  Adult Fiction

Have you ever wondered what Heaven is really like?  Or which came first, the chicken or the egg?  Well, if you have, Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg is for you!  Fannie Flagg’s writing career began behind the scenes of television’s Candid Camera and progressed to out-in-front as performer-writer.   She is best known for her book Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. 
Can’t Wait to get to Heaven answers many of life’s questions.  It is a funny, quirky book with characters who could be your very own neighbors!  It follows the events that take place when Mrs. Elner Shimfissle, eighty nine years old, climbs a ladder to pick some figs for jelly.  She has an adventure that changes her life, and the lives of the people she has touched in her nearly nine decades.  Will Elner’s niece, Norma find fulfillment?  Will her adopted son, Luther find happiness?  And what about the other members of the community of Elmwood Springs?  The answers will appear after reading this story, and you might just be left with a little piece of heaven in your own heart.

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