Book TALK (Talk About Literature in Kansas) – Friday, February 22, 2019

Our spring series is On the Lighter Side, tales of humor, laughter and a light perspective on the ordinary afflictions of daily living.  Our first book is Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg. Standing follows the adventures, foibles and loves of the many residents of Elmwood Springs, Missouri in the years immediately after WWII. Neighbor Dorothy, the lady with the smile in her voice and a daily radio broadcast that keeps everyone delightfully informed on all the local news, Bobby, her ten-year-old son, Norma and Macky Warren and their ninety-eight-year-old Aunt Elner; Hamm Sparks, who starts off in life as a tractor salesman and ends up selling himself to the whole state,and the fabulous Minnie Oatman, lead vocalist of the Oatman Family Gospel Singers and many others. Fannie Flagg writes a story of richly human characters true to the heartland.  Our discussion leader will be Mickey Chance-Reay. Copies of the book are available at the library. Please join us.