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Can;t Wait to Get to Heaven
Cant Wait to Get to Heaven
Author: Fannie Flagg
Combining southern warmth with unabashed emotion and side-splitting hilarity, Fannie Flagg takes readers back to Elmwood Springs, Missouri, where the most unlikely and surprising experiences of a high-spirited octogenarian inspire a town to ponder the age-old question: Why are we here? — Life is the strangest thing. One minute, Mrs. Elner Shimfis...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781415930670
ISBN-10: 1415930678
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 6
Edition: Abridged
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Publisher: Books on Tape
Book Type: Audio Cassette
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover
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Ladyslott avatar reviewed Can;t Wait to Get to Heaven on + 113 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I love Fannie Flagg's books. They are sweet and sentimental and always fun to read, without too much sappiness.

Can't Wait to Get to Heaven is set in Elmwood Springs, MO, where several of her other books have been set. We have a handful of recurring characters, but this time the focus is on Elner Schimfissle, who is 80 years old and has fallen out of a tree and passed away. Or has she? Is Elner dreaming or is she having an after death experience? And what will this mean for her friends and family getting ready to mourn her passing?

Funny, sweet and life affirming this book brought a smile to my face and a small tear to the eye. Thoroughly enjoyable.
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Helpful Score: 3
This was an absolute surprise. I chose this book as something to fill time and found a wonderfully written and humorous book that gives hope to what is on the other side. The main character is who I want to be when I am in my 80's;spunky, optimistic and able to take all that she is given with grace and humility. Spend some time with her.
Susanaque avatar reviewed Can;t Wait to Get to Heaven on + 422 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This was a very funny and enjoyable book to read. I have enjoyed all books by Fannie Flagg.
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Helpful Score: 2
Another wonderful read by Fannie Flagg. Elner Shimfissle get stung by wasps, falls out of her fig tree and dies. We have met Elner in other Flagg books; she is quite the character. The entire book, as usual, is filled with Flagg's wonderful characters. This tells about who Elner meets in Heaven, what Heaven is like, and what happens to her there. Also what is going on with her family back on Earth. When Elner dies, I admit I cried.
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Helpful Score: 2
A feel good book makes you laugh out loud at times.
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mindyislosingit avatar reviewed Can;t Wait to Get to Heaven on + 19 more book reviews
Fannie Flagg, for those of you out there that remember her, is as funny on paper as she is in life. This book is really funny. It isn't how I imagine Heaven, but I like that it is just what Elner Shimfissle needs.
reviewed Can;t Wait to Get to Heaven on + 92 more book reviews
Delightful and a quick read. Makes you long for simpler times and simple sweetness in people. A wonderful read.
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I haven't laughed out loud while reading a book for some time. Of course, I usually read more serious things, so.... But, I have to say I really enjoyed this book and I did laugh out loud several times. It was Fannie Flagg, who could resist her? And, I loved Fried Green Tomatoes From the Whistle-Stop Cafe, so it was an easy choice to make. Totally different from Fried Green Tomatoes, but so entertaining. An easy read. Try this one, you'll love it and if you don't, it won't take you that long to read it anyway!
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THIS IS MY FAVORITE FROM FANNIE FLAGG! IT'S FUNNY AS WELL AS "DEEP" AND REALLY MAKES YOU REFLECT ABOUT YOUR OWN LIFE.
smokeyandjo avatar reviewed Can;t Wait to Get to Heaven on + 4 more book reviews
This is my all time favorite book. The story is uplifting and funny and very insightful. I love the description of heaven, and I hope it's really like that.
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The book is a wonderful escape into a comedic faith adventure, full of rich and memorable characters! Ms. Flagg is a gifted storyteller. I have recommended to others and now have also purchased copies for gifts.
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Absolutely a jewel of a book. I have passed this book on to friends who then passed it on other friends. What a wonderful point of view! Fannie Flagg is a superb storyteller!
bookaholic avatar reviewed Can;t Wait to Get to Heaven on + 89 more book reviews
This was a very enjoyable read like all of Fannie Flagg's books and I highly recommend it. The amazing story how one woman touched so many lives is a real page-turner and thought provoking story without getting "preachy". There is hardly a page that didnt't make me smile, chuckle or downright laugh out loud---a must read.


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