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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

Flagg, Fannie (Book - 1997 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

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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
Authors: Flagg, Fannie
Title: Fried green tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
Publisher: New York : Fawcett Books, 1997, c1987.
Edition: 1st Ballantine Books ed.
Characteristics: 403 p. ;,22 cm.
Audience: 1000
Local Note: Accelerated Reader AR 56 10150
Reading Counts RC 75 10210
ISBN: 0449911357
Statement of Responsibility: Fannie Flagg
Study Program: Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.6 15.0 Quiz: 8658.
Reading Counts RC High School 7.5 21.0 Quiz: 14323 Guided reading level: NR.
Subject Headings: Female friendship Alabama Fiction. Women Alabama Fiction. Alabama Fiction.
Topical Term: Female friendship
LCCN: 96097066
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