Flagg’s Daisy Fay

“Momma always looks like she is on the verge of a hissy fit, but that’s mainly because when she was eighteen, she stuck her head in a gas oven looking at some biscuits and blew her eyebrows off. So she paints them on like little half-moons.”

This is the fun of Fannie Flagg’s writing — you never know where her sentences will end up when you start out. And the result is usually funny in typical Southern style. Flagg’s writing makes me feel that we’re on the porch together, sipping iced tea, while she tells her story. This novel is told from a young girl’s point-of-view and is titled Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man. The detail is rich, the voice pitch-perfect and the humor is infused with a little heart ache. Who writes books that make you laugh?

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