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Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!
Welcome to the World Baby Girl
Author: Fannie Flagg
The heroine is urban: a brainy, beautiful, and ambitious rising star of 1970s television. Dena Nordstrom, pride of the network, is a woman whose future is full of promise, her present rich with complications, and her past marked by mystery. Among the colorful cast of characters are: —
  • Sookie, of Selma, Alabama, Dena's exuberant colleg...  more
  • Dena's cousins, the Warrens, and her aunt Elner, of Elmwood Springs, Missouri, endearing, loyal, talkative, ditsy, and, in their way, wise
  • Neighbor Dorothy, whose spirit hovers over them all through the radio show that she broadcast from her home in the 1940s
  • Sidney Capello, pioneer of modern sleaze journalism and privateer of privacy, and Ira Wallace, his partner in tabloid television
  • Several doctors, all of them taken with -- and almost taken in by -- Dena


There are others, captivated by a woman who tries to go home again, not knowing where home or love lie.
ISBN-13: 9780804118682
ISBN-10: 080411868X
Publication Date: 12/7/1999
Pages: 432
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3.8 stars, based on 262 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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I found this one kind of funny, but more than that, it was a really well done storyline. I found myself rooting for Dena, hoping she'd find her way into her life, her character felt so empty for the vast majority of the book, it was sad really. Fannie Flagg is a most excellent writer, her characters jump off of the page at you. While Dena was meeting with Tennesee Williams, I could smell the ocean air of New Orleans and hear him talking... very well done. Definitely worth a read!
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I usually love Fannie Flagg, but this book was not quite up to her usual standards. The plot only works if you keep in mind the time setting; otherwise the ending is slightly disappointing
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The theme of the novel is about change and how the main charater (an Oprah-like personality)surives all her life long struggles. The author jumps around a lot in years and time periods, but I thing it adds to the story and makes it more fun to follow. Great plot, great characters, and the charm of the south shines through. At times you will cry, at other times you will laugh, wonderful book!

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Such a fun read - but with surprises and depth and thoughtfulness.
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I brought this book with me vacation and tried really hard to read it (since it was the only book I had) but I could not finish it. I found the characters unlikeable and the story line boring and slow moving. I normally enjoy Southern Lit but did not like anything about this book.
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