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Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg
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Mar 03, 2011

it was amazing
Read in March, 2011

I loved this book. It covered the time span between the mid 1940's to the 1990's and was set in the a small Midwest town called Elmwood Springs, Missouri. The storyline centers around the Smith family: Doc Smith who runs a pharmacy, his daughter--Anna Lee, Bobby--his younger son and his indomitable wife--Dorothy who broadcasts "Good Neighbor, Dorothy" over the radio station from her own living room. Much of her broadcasts are delightfully chronicled in the book as she reads charming letters that have been sent, announces winners of some highly entertaining contests, entertains guest speakers and singers, and advertises her sponsors products with an earnestness that makes listeners clamoring for them. Many other colorful local characters are drawn into Fannie Flagg's great story. The books includes a lot of humor, a little sadness, romance, a bit of a mystery, and a lot of heart. I highly recommend it!

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