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Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man: A Novel
by Fannie Flagg

Published: 2005-09-13
Paperback : 336 pages
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In Fannie Flagg’s high-spirited first novel, we meet Daisy Fay Harper in the spring of 1952, where she’s “not doing much except sitting around waiting for the sixth grade.” When she leaves Shell Beach, Mississippi, in September 1959, she is packed up and ready for the Miss America ...
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In Fannie Flagg’s high-spirited first novel, we meet Daisy Fay Harper in the spring of 1952, where she’s “not doing much except sitting around waiting for the sixth grade.” When she leaves Shell Beach, Mississippi, in September 1959, she is packed up and ready for the Miss America Pageant, vowing “I won’t come back until I’m somebody.” But in our hearts she already is.

Sassy and irreverent from the get-go, Daisy Fay takes us on a rollicking journey through her formative years on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. There, at The End of the Road of the South, the family malt shop freezer holds unspeakable things, society maven Mrs. Dot hosts Junior Debutante meetings and shares inspired thoughts for the week (such as “sincerity is as valuable as radium”), and Daisy Fay’s Daddy hatches a quick-cash scheme that involves resurrecting his daughter from the dead in a carefully orchestrated miracle. Along the way, Daisy Fay does a lot of growing up, emerging as one of the most hilarious, appealing, and prized characters in modern fiction.

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Who did the main character love more, her mom or dad and why?
Which adult had the most influence on her as a child and as an older teen?
Was the beauty pageant section believable: why or why not?
by michellemcintyre408 (see profile) 02/10/18

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by michellemcintyre408 (see profile) 02/10/18
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  "Amazing Funny-Sad Coming of Age Story"by michellemcintyre408 (see profile) 02/10/18

The main character, a girl who grew up in the story, was funny, sad, smart and quite inspiring. Poor most of the time, she made it through many bizarre situations like having to act like she came back... (read more)

 
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