Fannie Flagg



Three beloved reads recommended by the author of I Still Dream About You.



Fannie Flagg's literary career has been nothing short of unconventional—after making her name on television shows like Candid Camera and Match Game, she decided to try her hand at fiction with a 1978 short story from the point of view of an 11-year-old girl, spelling mistakes and all. That story later became her first novel; her second was the bestselling Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café, and her adaptation of the book into a screenplay was nominated for an Academy Award. The latest among her warm-hearted comic portraits of small-town life both past and present is I Still Dream About You. Fannie Flagg shared three of her favorite reads with the Barnes & Noble Review.


Books by Fannie Flagg




Christmas Memory

By Truman Capote


"It is a very touching portrayal of the relationship between two unlikely people who give comfort to each other."






Travels with Charley

By John Steinbeck


"Steinbeck chronicles his last road trip across America, showing a slice of the rural small town America that we are losing to the big malls."







Prince of Tides

By Pat Conroy


"I love anything Conroy writes. Need I say more?"




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Paradise and Elsewhere

Canadian short story marvel Kathy Page emerges as the Alice Munro of the supernatural from these heartfelt tales of shapeshifting swimmers, mild-mannered cannibals, and personality-shifting viruses transmitted through kisses.


When a persuasive pastor arrives in a sleepy farm town, his sage influence has otherworldly results (talking sheep, a mayor who walks on water). But can he pull off the miracle of finding kindly local Liz Denny the love of her life?  Small wonder looms large in this charmer from Andre Alexis.

The Hundred-Year House

When a poetry scholar goes digging through the decrepit estate of his wife's family to uncover a bygone arts colony's strange mysteries, he awakens a tenacious monster: his mother-in-law. A wickedly funny take on aging aristocracies from author Rebecca Makkai (The Borrower).