- Publisher: NA (1987)
- ASIN: B000SI939S
- Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.4 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (713 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,797,951 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Fried Green Tomatoes At the Whistle Stop Cafe Paperback – 1987
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While describing a friendship between two women some 60 years before and a present day relationship between a nursing home resident and her loyal visitor, the reader is set off on a roller coaster ride of emotions. Dealing with subects as far reaching as women's liberation, homosexual relationships, rights of minority groups,integration and growing old, Fannie Flagg never fails to entice her readers and allow them to view a slice of American life now sadly gone.
It may have taken me all of this time to finally read a book by Fannie Flagg but if her any other titles are as good as this one, I surely will be in reader's heaven. I already have Welcome to the World, Baby Girl and am eagerly waiting to begin it. Maybe today's the day.
The story moves effortlessly between two time frames. The first story begins in the 1920's and centers on Idgie Threadgoode, a female Huck Finn, and her friend Ruth Jamison. Together, they own and operate the cafe which is the center of small-town life in Whistle Stop, Alabama.
The second story begins in 1985 when Evelyn Couch meets Ninny Threadgoode, the now-elderly sister-in-law of Idgie, at the Rose Terrace Nursing Home in Birmingham.
The two stories unfold in a light-hearted, folksy way that puts you into the lives of these poignant charaters and has you longing for the neighborly friendliness of a time long past. Evelyn is, in fact, so touched by Ninny's recollections that she is finally able to take control of her own life through the often hilarious and always inspiring life of Idgie.
For a feel-good read where the inherent goodness of people causes them to carry on through good times and bad, I highly recommend this one.
The tale is of an old railway town and it's cast of characters. The reader will be swept away into the lives of those that live in Whistle Stop and surrounding area's. This a very funny and touching novel. We witness and experience many hilarious antics and corageous acts of love. Flagg does an excellent job at creating realistic characters with much depth and dimension.
I am so glad that I discovered Fannie Flagg! I highly recommend this book!
While describing a friendship between two women some 60 years before and a present day relationship between a nursing home resident and her loyal visitor, the reader is set off on a roller coaster ride of emotions. Dealing with subjects as far reaching as women's liberation, homosexual relationships, rights of minority groups and growing old, Fannie Flagg never fails to enitce her readers and allow then to view a slice of American life now sadly gone.
It may have taken me all of this time to finally read a book by Fannie Flagg, but if her other titles are nearly as good as this one, I surely will be in reader's heaven. I recently purchased Welcome to the World, Baby Girl which I'm saving for the proverbial rainy day. I have a feeling it may be coming soon.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The book is amazing in the way you feel when you read it. You are laughing and crying with them. She makes you fall in love with everyone of the characters. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Estefania Holler
I love this book. My mom and I both read the book at the same time and was able to talk about it together. We laughed often at the thing Evelyn Couch would think and say, and Mrs. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
Good story filled with interesting events and people, surprising turns of events, and a conclusion that brings it alltogether,Published 19 days ago by Margaret Storey
Fannie Flagg is one of my favorite authors and this book does not disappointPublished 20 days ago by Southport Kathy
Have you ever seen an old building and wondered about the former lives that passed through? If so this book is completely for you. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Cortney C Henry