Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man

Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man

A Novel

eBook - 2011
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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 "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...
Publisher: 2011
ISBN: 9780307790941
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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asoria
Jun 06, 2017

This is one of my all time favorites. Every few years I reread it. I love Fannie Flagg's characters and the way she creates humor and drama. Although I also love "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe" I think this is her best book.

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glasshunter2
Dec 08, 2013

A real winner! Finished in a day, it was so entertaining.

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Lloy2Legg
Mar 19, 2013

wipe your eyes from laughing so hard hilarious

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