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by Larry Baker

The Flamingo Rising download ebook
ISBN:
0316643599
ISBN13:
978-0316643597
Author:
Larry Baker
Publisher:
Little, Brown & Company (1998)
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Pages:
320 pages
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1115 kb
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1328 kb
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Category:
Contemporary
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Rating:
4.1

Published in 1997, this book was given to me by a friend. Reminiscent in more than location, of the more recent book by Laura Lee Smith, Heart of Palm, The Flamingo Rising is set on the Atlantic Coast.

A big, touching, hilarious debut novel about loving, feuding, fireworks-and your average extraordinary family whose home is the largest drive-in movie theatre in the world. Published in 1997, this book was given to me by a friend.

A first novel that dares mix the Icarus, Oedipus and Earhart myths, risks a Romeo and Juliet update, plunders Dante, references the Bible, rewrites movie history and inside-outs the American past. Yet Baker's book is far from pretentious. A novel that is as fully realized as it is inventive, humorous and heartaching. Like his flamingo, Baker never loses his footing.

Flamingo Rising book. Larry Baker's The Flamingo Rising came off as sort of John Irving-lite: quirky characters, meandering stories, but none of the impact that Irving novels have. Still, it was a cute, sweet story and I enjoyed slipping into the Lees lives for a bit. Set in the 1960s along the Florida coast, The Flamingo Rising is a coming of age story starring Abe Lee, who has fallen in love with his father's mortal enemy's daughter, Grace.

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The Flamingo Rising is a 2001 dramatic film in the Hallmark Hall of Fame released on television in 2001, and based on the novel The Flamingo Rising written by Larry Baker in 1997. The movie focuses on the feud between a funeral parlor owner and a man who wants to set up a large drive-in theatre across the street from the parlor

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In this touching, hilarious novel of the heart and mind, of dreams and memory, of desire and first love, Abe Lee comes of age in the 1960s, living with his unforgettable family at the Flamingo Drive-In Theatre on a scrubby patch of coast between Jacksonville and St. Augustine, Florida. There, some of America's last sweet moments of innocence are unfolding.

Larry Baker lives with his wife and children in Iowa City, where he teaches literature and history. Currently serving his second term on the City Council of Iowa City, he is seeking reelection this fall. He can be reached at bakerl. I was raised an Army/Air Force brat. Traveled with my family all over the country and then overseas. I was introduced to my father when I was three or four. He was sitting up in my mother's bed, sheet pulled up to the bottom of his shirtless chest, a pair of binoculars hanging from around his neck, in a room with the curtains closed.

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Irresistible (NEW YORKER)Plenty here to enjoy, including brilliant flashes of black humour ... beautifully paced and, finally, very moving (OBSERVER)A feel-good upbeat book about life and death, Romeo and Juliet, drive-ins and a kinder, gentler American past (NEW YORK TIMES)The new John Irving ... there are moments not only of broad comedy, but also a host of quirky, affectionate cameos (TIME OUT) It's the 1960s in Jacksonville, Florida (where the sixties are still the fifties). Some of America's last sweet moments of innocence are unfolding out on the coastal highway at the Flamingo, the largest drive-in movie theatre in the world. Its owner, Southern patriarch Hubert Lee, possesses a fervour matching the size of the Great White Wall of the Flamingo's gigantic screen tower, where John Wayne or Audrey Hepburn or invading body-snatchers flicker nightly. Hubert's unforgiving ego meets its match in Turner West, who owns the funeral home next door and wants to build a cemetery on land staked by his gleefully stubborn neighbour. So when Hubert's teenage son Abe develops his first adolescent crush, it makes devilish sense that the object of his affections should be Grace, Turner's only daughter and the apple of his eye. At once funny and heart-breaking, THE FLAMINGO RISING is a novel full of tenderness and insight about the power of love, the need for faith and the persistence of memory.
Reviews:
  • Wohald
I read this years ago when it first came out in hardback. I was so excited to see it was now available as a Kindle book. The story is about 2 kids who are adopted. Their dad buys a drive in movie place and has a real flair for business, so is constantly making new updates and adding more glitz and glamour to the place. The only problem is, that an equally big businessman purchases land across the street and builds a huge funeral home.
Told from the viewpoint of the son of the theatre owner, it takes place in the early 60s. A really good story.
  • Bort
I own all of Larry's work. And I will rate him easily among my top 5 of all writers. Everything he has written has caught me, has hooked me, has kept me, and has made me want to see more work by him. Absolutely spectacular, great stories, and most of all, he tells it how it is. Very detail oriented, but most importantly, GREAT reads.

Highly recommended. This is one of my favorites out of all of his work, second to only A Good Man.
  • Dammy
It’s rare that I grace a book with 5 stars, but this book exceeded all my expectations. Rich, deep prose, with characters so vivid I found myself wishing I was part of their family. Do yourself a favor and grab a copy today.
  • Braswyn
loved this beautifully written warm, hopeful book. it was both an exceptional and easy read I will never forget--finished in two days. however, I hated what happened to frank. I will never understand that. dr. baker, are you not an animal lover? I don't understand even after reading again and again, how you let that happen. alice seemed to understand; I could not. I look forward to reading each and every one of your books, however, and hope the one you have only on kindle will be available in book form soon.
  • Geny
The Flamingo Rising is one of those books that stays with you long after you have finished reading. I was totally enthralled with all the characters. I felt like I belonged in the family. I grew up during that time period, and almost every event, thought, feeling resonated with me. It's truly a delightful read.
  • Moralsa
I absolutely adored this book. I took my time reading it because I felt like I was a part of it. It has characters in it that anyone can relate to. You must know from the beginning that a tragedy does occur but it is not what the book is all about. Don't look for this to happen. Just enjoy the book as it unfolds and the tragedy will not ruin it for you. It's just wonderful. It all works. It is America with all it's cliques, colorfulness and newness.
  • nadness
A quirky, memorable novel. The plot was full of twists and the characters are unforgettable. I loved it!
I really enjoyed this book. Characters were likeable. Very light reading. Great for the summer.