About this book
An unashamedly emotional and warm novel following the inhabitants of one small town, this is a plea for honest doubt and humanity in an over-certain world. From the author of "Fried Green Tomatoes", which sold over 185,000 in paperback and was made into a successful and award-winning film. 'Funny and utterly charming' "Chicago Tribune"
Life is the strangest thing. One minute, Mrs Elner Shimfissle is up a tree, picking figs to make jam, and the next thing she knows, she is off on a strange adventure, running into people, in the unlikeliest of places. Meanwhile, a dark secret emerges from the past - and the entire town is left wondering, 'What's life all about anyway?'