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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"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

Review:

"The people in Miss Flagg's book are as real as the people in books can be. If you put an ear to the pages, you can almost hear the characters speak. The writer's imaginative skill transforms simple, everyday events into complex happenings that take on universal meanings." Chattanooga Times

Review:

"This whole literary enterprise shines with honesty, gallantry, and love of perfect details that might otherwise be forgotten." Los Angeles Times

Review:

"A sparkling gem." Birmingham News

About the Author

Fannie Flagg began writing and producing television specials at age nineteen and went on to distinguish herself as an actress and writer in television, films, and the theater. Her first novel, Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man, was a New York Times bestseller as was Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café, which was produced by Universal Pictures as Fried Green Tomatoes. Ms. Flagg's script was nominated for both the Academy and Writers Guild of America Awards and won the highly regarded Scripters Award. Her current acclaimed novel, Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!, is also a New York Times bestseller.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804115612
Author:
Flagg, Fannie
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Restaurants
Subject:
Lesbians
Subject:
Alabama
Subject:
Female friendship
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
6
Publication Date:
20001031
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
6.9 x 4.2 x 1.1 in 0.45 lb

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Product details 416 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780804115612 Reviews:
"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
"Review" by , "The people in Miss Flagg's book are as real as the people in books can be. If you put an ear to the pages, you can almost hear the characters speak. The writer's imaginative skill transforms simple, everyday events into complex happenings that take on universal meanings."
"Review" by , "This whole literary enterprise shines with honesty, gallantry, and love of perfect details that might otherwise be forgotten."
"Review" by , "A sparkling gem."
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