A gorgeously re-packaged edition of the classic story of friendship, loyalty and secrets set in the deep south of America in the 1930s
Gorgeously re-packaged edition of the classic story of friendship, loyalty and secrets set in the deep south of America in the 1930s
Fannie Flagg began writing and producing television specials at the age of nineteen and went on to distinguish herself as an actress and writer in television, films and the theatre. She is the author of many bestsellers including Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! and A Redbird Christmas. Flagg's script for Fried Green Tomatoes was nominated for both the Academy and Writers Guild of America awards and won the highly regarded Scripters Award. She lives in Alabama and California.
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 nourishes Evelyn and the reader as well.'' (November)
A richly comic, poignant narrative * Harper Lee, author of To Kill
a Mockingbird *
It's very good, in fact, just wonderful * Los Angeles Times *
A real novel and a good one...from the busy brain of a born storyteller * New York Times *
A thoroughly entertaining comic novel * Newsday *
A funny and macabre novel * Washington Post *
As she listens to nursing home resident Ninnie Threadgoode tell stories of Whistle Stop, AL, in the 1930s, Evelyn decides to make positive life changes that lift her out of a midlife crisis. VERDICT Though this story of small-town characters may appear quaint, it packs great emotional punch, fearlessly touching on issues ranging from racism to depression. The storytelling never wavers, and bittersweet events are laced with gentle humor. A modern novel with the feel of a classic. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.