Wednesday, December 1, 2010

52 Books in 52 Weeks - Book 47: Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

In this novel by Fannie Flagg, elderly Mrs.Threadgoode tells her life story to Evelyn, who is having a bit of a mid-life crisis. Thrown together by circumstance, the two become friends through the tales of life in the small southern town of Whistle Stop, Alabama. The tales themselves are honest, telling of life in the south played out throughout the 20th century. In this time when everyone moves frequently, causing family to be far away and friendship to be temporary, Ms. Flagg has put together a colorful set of characters to act as an example of sustained friendship through the years. The last chapters hold some unusual surprises, so settle in for the night with this book!

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