The hilarious and heartwarming new novel from the author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe Wisconsin, 1941 - With all the men off to war, Fritzi and her sisters must learn men's work and the All-Girl Filling Station is born, complete with neat little caps, short skirts, and roller-skates. Their peace doesn't last long though: skilled women are needed to fly planes for the war effort...
Alabama, 2005 - Mrs Sookie Earle has just married off the last of her daughters and is looking forward to putting her feet up. But then one day a package arrives. Its contents knock Sookie sideways, propelling her back to the 1940s, and four irrepressible sisters whose wartime adventures force them to reimagine who they are, and what they are capable of.
'Flagg is a writer of great warmth and wisdom... A richly imagined family saga' The Times 'Wonderful... A warm, funny riff on family and identity' Daily Mail
A story that takes the readers through the lives and hearts of a crew of misfits, fixers and ordinary good-hearted folk, set against the backdrop of a mellow Alabama winter, along the riverside where birds and fish abound. This story culminates at Christmastide with a 'redbird' moment.
Life is the strangest thing. One minute, Mrs Elner Shimfissle is up a tree, picking figs to make jam, and the next thing she knows, she is off on a strange adventure, running into people, in the unlikeliest of places. Meanwhile, a dark secret emerges from the past - and the entire town is left wondering, 'What's life all about anyway?'
A major new novel -- the first in four years -- by the irresistible bestselling author of Can't Wait to Get to Heaven, Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!, and Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe Meet Maggie Fortenberry. To others, her life seems pretty much perfect - she's beautiful, charming and successful, just as you'd expect of a former Miss Alabama. But, in fact, Maggie is perfectly miserable. By now she should have been living in one of the elegant houses on Red Mountain with the adoring husband and 2.5 children. Instead, she makes a living selling that dream to others - through her estate agency Red Mountain Realty, where lately business has been going from bad to worse.
But just as Maggie is about to give up hope, she comes up with the perfect plan. And that's when strange things start happening. As Maggie finds herself catapulted into one surprising discovery after another, she learns valuable lessons about the nature of friendship, the challenges of modern life and the dangers of impossible dreams. She also learns that everybody, dead or alive, has at least one little secret . . .
I Still Dream About You is a delectable romp of a novel. Part murder mystery, part feel-good comedy, it bursts with the Southern charm and good, old-fashioned wisdom that have become Fannie Flagg's hallmark worldwide.