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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe

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A book by Fannie Flagg

Cleo Threadgood, 86, shares a lifetime of memories of Whistle Stop, Ala.where the social scene centered on its one cafewith Evelyn Couch, a younger woman who is looking for meaning in her life. PW described this as "lively readingthe kind that eventually … see full wiki

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Author: Fannie Flagg
Publisher: Ballantine Books
1 review about Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop...

Delightful

  • Jun 26, 2001
Rating:
+5
I first purchased this book after being enchanted by the movie, and whereas I was prepared to be disappointed (expectations and all) I found that I liked the book just as much and for different reasons.

The story line that I so loved is there - the story of friendships across the ages and through different hardships. And the feeling of the warmth of the South shines through as well. But it is Fannie Flagg's use of the written word that pleased me as well, it is lyrical, and it touches the heart.

This is only a short novel, but it is so full of passion and humour that it is hard not to think of it as a big book. It is delightful and I recommend it highly.

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