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An "unleashed love song" to her late grandmother, Nickole Brown's collection brings her brassy, bawdy, tough-as-new-rope grandmother to life. With hair teased to Jesus, mile-long false eyelashes, and a white Cadillac Eldorado with atomic-red leather seats, Fanny is not your typical granny rocking in a chair. Instead, think of a character that looks a lot like Eva Gabor in Green Acres, but darkened with a shadow of Flannery O'Connor. A cross-genre collection that feels like a novel, this book is both a collection of oral history and a lyrical and moving biography that wrestles with the complexities of the South, including poverty, racism, and domestic violence.

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  • HOT SPRINGS, New Caledonia
  • 10-19-17

Best Poetry Audiobook in Years

Everything about this is amazing. Seriously. No joke. You should get it. Nickole Brown is amazing and the recordings of her grandmother are incredible. One of a kind.

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Beautiful

Mysterious and beautiful, Brown does the work in making this a truly immersive experience. Oh Fanny, how I wish I could have met you.

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For our grandmothers

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Love love love this audiobook!! I grew up in the south as well and relate deeply to so many of the author's stories. Excited to check out more of her stuff. Two thumbs way up in the sky!

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Two Thumbs Way UP!

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One of the best books I've read all year. Nickole Brown pulls at the heart with stories of this incredible woman named Fanny. So funny and sad and amazing.

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This is great

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Really unique. Nickole Brown, I love you. I wish I could see more of the woman Fanny. What a character.

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NIckole Brown Is The Best!

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What a badass book! Even if you don't read poetry this is amazing. Gotta try it!

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A bit of Magic

Would you listen to Fanny Says again? Why?

Absolutely. Every time I listen I find myself wishing I had more to listen to.

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I loved the moments between the poems when we are able to hear snippets of Fanny's life from the audio recordings Nicole provides. It helps the listener get a better understanding of who Fanny was, as well as what she sounds like, which Nickole does beautifully with the visual text of the book.

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Hearing Nickole read her poetry is always a little bit like magic: her soothing voice with a little bit of sass, a little bit of safety, everything a good poem should be. Nickole deeply loved her grandmother, and you can tell with every single word she speaks.

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Such a beautiful collection

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Fanny Says is a book that really hits you in the heart. Nickole Brown's reading and writing were so beautiful.

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YES! YES! YES!

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God, Nickole Brown is so good. I thought I liked this book in print. The audio is soooooo good!

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Oh, so beautiful!

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Fanny Says is a magical biography in poems. So amazing. This audiobook is one of the best I've heard all year!