Standing in the rainbow: a novel

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World War Two has ended, and in the bucolic realms of Elmwood Springs, Missouri, peace has broken out all over. Bobby Smith, ten, is the effervescent son of the well-known radio hostess Neighbor Dorothy, who broadcasts every day from her living room, via the tower in her backyard, to an eager, at times lonely audience. We come to know the Oatman Family Southern Gospel Singers; a super-salesman everyone likes and trusts who soon sells all of Missouri; and the phenomena known as the Sunset Club, Dinner on the Ground, and the Funeral King. By novel's end, we see how these characters, and many more, deal with the wonders of a changing America, and we wish that we had been there, too, standing in the rainbow with th
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display_description Good news! Fannie's back in town—and the town is among the leading characters in her new novel.
Along with Neighbor Dorothy, the lady with the smile in her voice, whose daily radio broadcasts keep us delightfully informed on all the local news, we also meet Bobby, her ten-year-old son, destined to live a thousand lives, most of them in his imagination; Norma and Macky Warren and their ninety-eight-year-old Aunt Elner; the oddly sexy and charismatic Hamm Sparks, who starts off in life as a tractor salesman and ends up selling himself to the whole state and almost the entire country; and the two women who love him as differently as night and day. Then there is Tot Whooten, the beautician whose luck is as bad as her hairdressing skills; Beatrice Woods, the Little Blind Songbird; Cecil Figgs, the Funeral King; and the fabulous Minnie Oatman, lead vocalist of the Oatman Family Gospel Singers.
The time is 1946 until the present. The town is Elmwood Springs, Missouri, right in the middle of the country, in the midst of the mostly joyous transition from war to peace, aiming toward a dizzyingly bright future.
Once again, Fannie Flagg gives us a story of richly human characters, the saving graces of the once-maligned middle classes and small-town life, and the daily contest between laughter and tears. Fannie truly writes from the heartland, and her storytelling is, to quote Time, "utterly irresistible."
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Downloadable audio books
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Missouri -- Fiction
Mothers and sons -- Fiction
Sales personnel -- Fiction
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title_display Standing in the rainbow : a novel
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Standing in the Rainbow A Novel
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Mothers and sons
Sales personnel
Women in radio broadcasting