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The beloved Fannie Flagg is back and at her irresistible and hilarious best in
I Still Dream About You , a comic mystery romp through the streets of
Birmingham, Alabama, past, present, and future.
Meet Maggie Fortenberry, a still beautiful former Miss Alabama. To others,
Maggie’s life seems practically perfect—she’s lovely, charming, and a
successful real estate agent at Red Mountain Realty. Still, Maggie can’t help
but wonder how she wound up in her present condition. She had been on her
hopeful way to becoming Miss America and realizing her childhood dream of
someday living in one of the elegant old homes on top of Red Mountain, with the
adoring husband and the 2.5 children, but then something unexpected happened
and changed everything.
Maggie graduated at the top of her class at charm school, can fold a napkin in
more than forty-eight different ways, and can enter and exit a car gracefully,
but all the finesse in the world cannot help her now. Since the legendary real
estate dynamo Hazel Whisenknott, beloved founder of Red Mountain Realty, died
five years ago, business has gone from bad to worse—and the future isn’t
looking much better. But just when things seem completely hopeless, Maggie
suddenly comes up with the perfect plan to solve it all.
As Maggie prepares to put her plan into action, we meet the cast of
high-spirited characters around her. To Brenda Peoples, Maggie’s best friend
and real estate partner, Maggie’s life seems easy as pie. Slender Maggie
doesn’t have to worry about her figure, or about her Weight Watchers sponsor
catching her at the Krispy Kreme doughnut shop. And Ethel Clipp, Red Mountain’s
ancient and grumpy office manager with the bright purple hair, thinks the world
of Maggie but has absolutely nothing nice to say about their rival Babs “The
Beast of Birmingham” Bingington, the unscrupulous estate agent who hates Maggie
and is determined to put her out of business.
Maggie has heartbreaking secrets in her past, but through a strange turn of
events, she soon discovers, quite by accident, that everybody, it seems—dead or
alive—has at least one little secret.
I Still Dream About You is a wonderful novel that is equal parts Southern
charm, murder mystery, and that perfect combination of comedy and old-fashioned
wisdom that can be served up only by America’s own remarkable Fannie Flagg.