REVIEW: Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man by Fannie Flagg

Originally published 2015-03-11: Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man TBR Pile Challenge Review 4

Years ago, I watched Fried Green Tomatoes, loved it, then immediately read Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe and adored it. In the back of my mind, I knew I would read another one of Fannie Flagg’s books one day, and when I found this book at a library sale, I recognized my chance and took it.

cover of women's fiction book Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man by Fannie Flagg


Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man is the story of a girl’s life, from age 11 to 17, told from her point of view. She’s a funny, naïve, and likable girl with a good heart and a creative mind. Her story is told against the backdrop of the 1950s U.S. Deep South, which brings surprising depth to the characters and relationships.

Little Daisy Fay Harper has a reluctant, high-strung mother, and an alcoholic, scheming father who moves them all to “The End of the Road of the South,” to a malt shop in a tourist-free town full of potato farmers.

Daisy Fay grows up through heartbreak, schemes, miracles, and tragedies that might destroy a lesser person. But the little girl with the chipped front tooth and the sassy attitude turns it into motivation toward something greater.

My Rating

This book  gets four of five stars. A great read from an entertaining author.

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