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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe


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ISBN13: 9780449911358
ISBN10: 0449911357
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Folksy and fresh, endearing and affecting, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is the now-classic novel of two women in the 1980s; of gray-headed Mrs. Threadgoode telling her life story to Evelyn, who is in the sad slump of middle age. The tale she tells is also of two women--of the irrepressibly daredevilish tomboy Idgie and her friend Ruth--who back in the thirties ran a little place in Whistle Stop, Alabama, a Southern kind of Cafe Wobegon offering good barbecue and good coffee and all kinds of love and laughter, even an occasional murder. And as the past unfolds, the present--for Evelyn and for us--will never be quite the same again...

"Airplanes and television have removed the Threadgoodes from the Southern scene. Happily for us, Fannie Flagg has preserved a whole community of them in a richly comic, poignant narrative that records the exuberance of their lives, the sadness of their departure. Idgie Threadgoode is a true original: Huckleberry Finn would have tried to marry her!"

--Harper Lee, Author of To Kill a Mockingbird

"A real novel and a good one... [from] the busy brain of a born storyteller."

--The New York Times

"It's very good, in fact, just wonderful."

--Los Angeles Times

"Funny and macabre."

--The Washington Post

"Courageous and wise."

--Houston Chronicle


"Admirers of the wise child in Flagg's first novel, Coming Attractions, will find her grown-up successor, Idgie, equally appealing. The book's best character, perhaps, is the town of Whistle Stop itself — too bad trains don't stop there anymore." Publisher's Weekly

About the Author

Fannie Flagg began writing and producing television specials at age

nineteen and went on to distinguish herself as an actress and a writer in

television, films, and the theater. Her first novel, Daisy Fay and The

Miracle Man, spent ten weeks on the New York Times paperback

bestseller list, and her second novel, Fried Green Tomatoes at the

Whistle Stop Cafe, was on the same list for thirty-six weeks. It was

produced by Universal Pictures as the feature film Fried Green

Tomatoes. Flagg's script was nominated for both the Writers Guild of

America and an Academy Award, and it won the highly regarded

Scripters Award. Flagg narrated both novels on audiocassette and

received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Spoken Word.

Her latest novel is titled Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! She lives

in California and Alabama.

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halford.lorie, March 6, 2013 (view all comments by halford.lorie)
i have read this marvelous book!!! it's definitely a must read for anyone that likes to reminise about the olden days. goes back and forth through the years as two friends go from childhood friends on...please take the time to read this you won't be dissapointed!
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Tina Blacksmith, March 5, 2012 (view all comments by Tina Blacksmith)
I love this book. It is one of the first Southern novels I would recommend to anyone interested in that type of book. It's a sad story, with a lot of laughs woven in between!
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Flagg, Fannie
Ballantine Books
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Female friendship
Women -- Alabama -- Fiction.
Domestic fiction
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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Admirers of the wise child in Flagg's first novel, Coming Attractions, will find her grown-up successor, Idgie, equally appealing. The book's best character, perhaps, is the town of Whistle Stop itself — too bad trains don't stop there anymore." Publisher's Weekly
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