Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man Author:Fannie Flagg Here is Fannie Flagg's high-spirited and unabashedly sentimental first novel, the precursor to the bestselling Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. — Taken from the pages of Daisy Fay Harper's journal, this is a coming of age story set in rural Mississippi that is by turns hilarious and touching. It begins in 1952 when Daisy Fay is a sa... more »ssy, truth-tellin' but lonely eleven-year old, and ends six years later when she becomes the flamboyant, unlikely -- but assured -- winner of the Miss Mississippi contest. Along the way, we meet some of the raffish and outrageous town locals, including her own Daddy, who comes up with a mortgage scheme that requires Daisy's "resurrection." This is a thoroughly entertaining comic novel with a heroine who is bound to capture your heart.
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Wow!!! I have not enjoyed a book like this in a long time. You will find yourself laughing out loud. Though the book is written in the style of journal entries, it is just like Daisy Fay is talking to you herself.
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to have the inside track on the people in Daisy Fay's life.
This is a wonderfully written book, from the point of view of a 12 year old girl growing up in the 1950s south, who struggles with loyalty to both her alcoholic father and absent mother. The ending is hilarious.
Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man is a touchingly funny story written by Fannie Flagg. Daisy Fay Harper keeps a journal chronicling all of her adventures from the time she is 11 to when she wins the Miss Mississippi pageant. She's a tomboy sort of girl with a Dennis-the-Menace type penchant for getting herself into trouble. She doesn't mean to, it just seems to happen. Her father is an alcoholic ne'er-do-well with lots of grandiose ideas. The kooky locals in the story are lovable, particularly Jimmy Snow. I laughed out loud a lot when I read the book and the story has to be pretty funny for me to do that! I recommend it highly!
I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Fannie Flagg is a wonderful writer. Her characters are very real. This book has it all. Daisy Fay is a great character, the book is funny and sad, and is very well written.
Flagg's story of a young girl growing up in Mississippi in the 1950s is full of wonderful characters and laugh-out-loud situations. She does a particularly good job with the voice of the narrator as she grows up.
its pretty good, fannie flagg is my favorite author but this book written as the diary of an 11 yr old girl in the 50s so very different from flaggs other books, nice story but i dont care too much for the format of this book