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I Still Dream about You
     

I Still Dream about You

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by Fannie Flagg
 

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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 Café.

Though her friends think Maggie has the perfect life, she's actually perfectly miserable.  The former Miss

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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 Café.

Though her friends think Maggie has the perfect life, she's actually perfectly miserable.  The former Miss Alabama is worried about how her life has turned out—she's given up on her dream of living in a beautiful home like Crestview, and instead is a real estate agent in Birmingham. But just when Maggie begins to wonder if there's much point in going on, her life takes a wild turn, and she finds herself catapulted into one surprising discovery after the next.  As Maggie learns valuable lessons about the nature of friendship, the challenges of modern life, and the dangers of impossible dreams, she starts to see how much more there is to life than what can be listed in a Miss Alabama bio.  Bestselling author Fannie Flagg's trademark comic flair is out in full force in this fabulous new novel about the unpredictability of life.
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780701185923
Publisher:
Chatto & Windus
Publication date:
11/28/2010
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Montecito, California
Date of Birth:
September 21, 1944
Place of Birth:
Birmingham, Alabama
Education:
The University of Alabama
Website:
http://www.randomhouse.com/features/fannieflagg/

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I Still Dream About You 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 449 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Still beautiful, former Miss Alabama Maggie Fortenberry works for Red Mountain Realty in Birmingham. She is very successful at her job and considers her co-workers as friends. Yet with all she knows she has going for herself, Maggie has problems getting out of bed each day as she wonders what she has worth living. Maggie has made elaborate plans to commit suicide without any of her friends knowing she killed herself. On the day she decides it is time to deploy her exit strategy, she gets the contract to sell Crestview on Red Mountain. She has dreamed of owning that house all her life and wants to make sure the right people, appreciative of this lovely abode, will buy it. She postpones her departure until she finds two people she likes and trusts to do right by Crestview buy the place. Her time selling the house has given Maggie the will to live. This is a heartwarming story about a woman who rejected love in pursuit of a dream of becoming Miss America and living on Red Mountain that never materialized. Instead she became a realtor instead, but fails to understand how rich she truly is with friends like Brenda and Ethel, and can eat Krispy Kreme doughnuts without weight gain Like Brenda I just look at one and gain 5 pounds). Miracles can come in many ways as Fannie Flagg merges humor with somberness to tell the passionate tender tale that we are all rich in our own ways if we take the time to learn how. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Let me start by saying I love Fannie Flagg and this book is another reminder why. Maggie...Brenda...Ethel...you will fall in love with everyone of these characters. Even in offering my review, I don't think my words will do it justice. I'd also recommend that you buy "When God Stopped Keeping Score," an intimate look at the power of God and forgiveness. If you ever felt bound by your hurt, guilt or anger, given the chance, this book will change your life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love all of Fannie Flagg's books. Funny and touching.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love Fannie Flagg books. Her characters are so engrossing and Daisy Fay is no different. I found myself laughing outloud. A must read like all her books.
SouthernGirlLM More than 1 year ago
I wish I had a Hazel Whisenknott in my world!  As for Maggie, I just wanted to shake her from time to time.  The characters were very well developed and I enjoyed the book.  I am a Birmingham gal and a huge Fannie fan!  Was it her best?  Nope, that would be the All Girls Filing Station, but certainly worth reading. 
Ilovemister More than 1 year ago
I love all of her books. Each one is so different but with the same hometown feel. I love her. I keep checking back when her next book will be coming out. I will be the first in line at the bookstore. She was great on t.v. but she is a better author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all Fannie Flagg books and don't think I could ever rate one of her books lower than four stars. The main character in this book seemed to have everything going for her, but was a very sad person. Would definitely recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun book
Cheri Leffler More than 1 year ago
What fun. I laughed out loud. The characters were developed in such a way that i could relate easily to them while i found their foibles very humorous. Thanks Ms. Flagg!
sarahedwards82 More than 1 year ago
I have read every book by Fannie Flagg and then re-read every book because they are all so good and this book is no exception. It is a wonderful story that makes you think about other people's lives in a way that most people don't think about. The only thing that I did not like about this book is that it ended but that's the way I feel about all of her books. If you read this book you won't be disappointed.
luanne613 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I've loved everything I've read by Fannie Flagg and this one did not disappoint either! Her quirky characters keep you laughing as well as occaisionally holding a mirrir up to yourself! I loved the way the main character, Maggie, developed during the course of the book. She learned to appreciate life and herself with all her short comings...which really weren't short comings at all! If Maggie and Hazel and Brenda were real people, I would love to be friends with them!
Jack Turner More than 1 year ago
Loved it. was just the kind of story I needed when I read it.
Jean52 More than 1 year ago
One of the best books ever!! I liked it so well that I've read it twice within a few months! I gave a copy to my sister for her birthday and she loved it too. Fannie Flagg's quirky characters can't be beat!!! I hope that Ms. Flagg has another book in the works!
ItsBelle More than 1 year ago
I love Fannie Flagg's humor ... she's funny without being crude. This book has everything from crazy real estate agents to little people to the main character, a former beauty queen, who's thinking about "leaving." She writes with warmth and wit. At times I laughed out loud! If you're looking to read something light and worthwhile, this is it!
franifu More than 1 year ago
Once again Fannie Flagg did not disappoint!!! I absolutely love her humor and you almost can't help but read it in your head with a southern accent!!! Nothin like a good book...Thank you FF!
Mommy_2_V More than 1 year ago
This book sucks you in from the start! Her writing style is very entertaining and provides for a quick read. Would recommend to everyone!
grammiebets More than 1 year ago
I look forward to the wonderful, funny, true, southern stories that Fannie Flagg can give. I found myself looking forward to what would happen next, and she can certainly tell a wonderful story with a southern voice. I would recommend anything she writes.
jannez64 More than 1 year ago
Fun and enjoyable! Love the characters in this feel good story!
MrsO More than 1 year ago
Loved this book and its charming characters with their imaginative names! A wonderful story. I have read every one of Fannie Flagg's books and they just keep getting better.
WordPA More than 1 year ago
This is a must read book. The characters are portrayed so beautifully and as hard working women. The entire book is a fascinating mystery that keeps you guessing until the last page. Actually, you are sad to see the book end. A wonderful touching book to read on a cold winter day.
msmimi6x More than 1 year ago
Fanny has done it again. She nailed Miss Alabama with Maggie. As a matter of fact I know one myself. Great read, very funny.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Always enjoy Fannie Flagg, warm, funny and delightful, like a warm blanket on a cold morning,
Anonymous 11 days ago
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Anonymous 19 days ago
I'm here!
Anonymous 20 days ago
Where is bloodmoon? I need to speak with her.