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