After greatly enjoying STANDING IN THE RAINBOW, I wasn't sure what to expect, but I really liked this one, too. I laughed out loud at such passages as the one about Tot Whooten thinking she would wear a sweatshirt that would say, "A lot of potential criminals and misfits call me Grandma" (p. 89) and when, toward the end of the book, Norma and Beverly roam through a guy's rural house on a real estate quest, when what he wants to sell is not his house, but his horse (p. 317). A question to consider: At one point in the novel, when Elner is in Heaven, talking to Dorothy and Raymond. Raymond asks Elner, "Tell me, Elner, what did you enjoy the most about being a human being?" Elner says, "Well, let me see, I enjoyed nature, birds, fowl of any kind, and really, I loved insects" (p. 135), and then proceeds with what she enjoyed most about being alive. How would YOU answer if you were in Heaven and Raymond asked you the same question? Did you, like Rockgor, try any of the recipes in the back of the book? Any characters, scenes, or quotes you especially liked? Other than that, what did you think of the novel? Feel free to talk about anything you want to talk about, even if it's only loosely related to the book!