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Standing In The Rainbow

by Fannie Flagg

Standing In The Rainbow by Fannie Flagg
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    Aug 2002, 464 pages
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    Jun 2003, 464 pages

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Joan M Burke (04/08/16)

It's Better Than Very Good
I've been doing a lot of reading lately (because of access to a lot of books (I work in Model Homes) and this book is unbelievably good. True-life great moments and lots of laughs. Wish it had been made into a movie. Kathy Bates would have had to have a part in it. Give me more time and Ill come up with others that should star in it but definitely Kathy Bates as Dorothy.
Pbarton (03/23/16)

The Arch correction
The book is interesting, but in reading it It is supposed to take place in the 40's and I hope everyone realizes that when Bobby goes to the baseball game in St Louis the Arch was not finished until 1965, so they could not have seen it gleaming; in fact the Arch just had its 50 year anniversary
Anonymous (01/29/05)

I have been an avid reader since age 8, but when I finished reading Standing In the Rainbow I did something I have never done before; I turned back to page 1 and read it all over again.
Keith Chawgo (08/04/03)

I have just finished reading 'Standing in the Rainbow' and all I have to say is what a brilliant and awe inspiring work. I felt that I had become a part of these characters lives and the changes for which each character undergoes was trully magically intertwined with real life. The author was able to take fictional characters in a realistic timeframe and intergrate them to the most amazing tapestry of a time gone by, from the loss of innocence of days gone by to the changing times of the modern world that we now live in. It made a cynic like me wonder with all the technology at our finger tips that we have lost the spirit of community and caring for one another. It made me yearn for a time that I had not even been part of. This is a great book to recommend to anyone interested in real life proposed in a fictional world. Fannie Flagg is a true master at work and I was lost in her world and can't wait to see what she writes next. The only downfall of the book is that when it is finished, I, personally, feel that I have lost a community and a host of friends. I hated it to end and would love to go back to Elmswood Springs and discover new slices of Americana life. A true gem.
Anonymous (05/26/03)

simply brilliant...
Anonymous (02/13/03)

Fannie Flagg brings a past era to life in such vivid detail that we who were not alive during that era look back upon it with a great deal of nostlgia. Each character becomes a friend and at novels end we feel that we have lost something wonderful. Walsh.
Alice (11/27/02)

Good Read. Very relaxing. Light, but yet with little twists you don't see coming. The characters really came to life for me, and I became addicted to each one.
Ricky Kopp (11/06/02)

This was one of the best books I have read in years. I couldn't wait to get back to it each night and see what was going to happen next.
The characters began to feel like family and friends.
Thanks to Fannie for a wonderful time.
Would also make a great movie.
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