Fannie Flagg's publisher is sending her on a killer schedule of radio, television and newspaper interviews with whirlwind appearances at many monster chain stores across America. In the midst of this non-stop tour, Fannie has graciously offered to take time out and sign copies for Booksmith customers. She won't be able to visit this trip, but the crazy running will be over in a few weeks and we'll host a normal, comfy signing (see
September 30) and a special evening with Fannie Flagg (see September 28).
Meanwhile, for those of you who just can't wait to read Fannie's best book ever - and we'd suggest everybody start early - e-mail today to reserve your signed copy. You can pick it up or have it mailed Wednesday, August 7. We guarantee you'll feel better after reading Standing in the Rainbow. It truly is a special book. You'll probably want several copies as gifts. Of course, we'll have hardback copies of Fried Green Tomatoes, also.As our regulars know, although we have thousands of audio books on our search engine, don't normally carry them in the store - but we've made an exception in this case. Fannie recorded Standing in the Rainbow herself, right here in Homewood, Alabama - just a stone's throw from the Booksmith. You'll want to have one of these CD's, too. Sure, she'll sign it.
Mrs. Threadgoode's tale of two high-spirited women of the 1930s, Idgie and Ruth, helps Evelyn, a 1980s woman in a sad slump of middle age, to begin to rejuvenate her own life.