The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion

Flagg, Fannie

9780739327364

ISBN 10: 0739327364 / 0-7393-2736-4
ISBN 13: 9780739327364
Publisher: Random House Large Print Publishing
Publication Date: 2013
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The one and only Fannie Flagg, beloved author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven, and I Still Dream About You, is at her hilarious and superb best in this new comic mystery novel about two women who are forced to reimagine who they are.
 
Mrs. Sookie Poole of Point Clear, Alabama, has just married off the last of her daughters and is looking forward to relaxing and perhaps traveling with her husband, Earle. The only thing left to contend with is her mother, the formidable Lenore Simmons Krackenberry. Lenore may be a lot of fun for other people, but is, for the most part, an overbearing presence for her daughter. Then one day, quite by accident, Sookie discovers a secret about her mother’s past that knocks her for a loop and suddenly calls into question everything she ever thought she knew about herself, her family, and her future.
 
Sookie begins a search for answers that takes her to California, the Midwest, and back in time, to the 1940s, when an irrepressible woman named Fritzi takes on the job of running her family’s filling station. Soon truck drivers are changing their routes to fill up at the All-Girl Filling Station. Then, Fritzi sees an opportunity for an even more groundbreaking adventure. As Sookie learns about the adventures of the girls at the All-Girl Filling Station, she finds herself with new inspiration for her own life.
 
Fabulous, fun-filled, spanning decades and generations, and centered on a little-known aspect of America’s twentieth-century story, The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion is another irresistible novel by the remarkable Fannie Flagg.
 
Praise for The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion
 
“A beautifully told tale, world-class humor, and characters who live forever in a grateful reader’s world. Fannie Flagg keeps getting better and better. The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion proves it.” —Pat Conroy

“If all the self-help books that promote ways to ‘find yourself’ were stacked in an enormous pile . . . none would approach the sweet wisdom with which Flagg infuses  The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion.” Richmond Times-Dispatch
 
“It’s Flagg’s pleasure to hit her characters with several happy endings, but the real happiness is that she’s given us another lovable—and quirky—novel.” —The Washington Post

“Flagg is at her South-skewering best. . . . A chuckle-while-reading book.” The Mobile Press-Register

“The kind of story that keeps readers turning pages in a fever . . . There are plot twists, adventure, heartbreak, and familial love in spades.” Publishers Weekly
 
“Fannie flies high, and her fans will enjoy the ride. . . . A charming story written with wit and empathy . . . just the right blend of history and fiction.” Kirkus Reviews

“Fannie Flagg is a fantastic storyteller. She surprises the reader in every chapter with unexpected twists and turns. The only problem I had with this fascinating story is that it ended too soon. I can’t wait for her next book.” —Carol Burnett
 
The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion is an absolute joy to read, full of Fannie Flagg's trademark humor, warmth, tenderness, and heart. If you’re looking for a novel to lift your spirits and make you smile, this is definitely the book for you.” —Kristin Hannah

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"Flagg is a writer of great warmth and wisdom... A richly imagined family saga" -- Kate Saunders The Times "More heart than a shopful of Valentine cards and some absolutely wonderful characters... A warm, funny riff on family and identity" -- Wendy Holden Daily Mail "Wonderfully entertaining" Sainsbury's Magazine "Good fun... Southern manners, indomitable broads, smelling salts and rip-roaring adventure" Optima Magazine "A wonderfully warm and moving read" Daily Mail

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The hilarious, feisty new novel from the internationally bestselling author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

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Book Description: Random House, 2013. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Praise for The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion "Flagg spins another charming tale of the peaks and valleys of everyday life . If all the self-help books that promote ways to "find yourself" were stacked in an enormous pile . none would approach the sweet wisdom with which Flagg infuses The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion . And neither could they match the author's essential kindness, nor her unwavering tenderness toward and belief in humanity, despite all its foibles and foolishness. She understands, but she does so with love."-- The Richmond Times-Dispatch "Fannie flies high, and her fans will enjoy the ride . A charming story written with wit and empathy . just the right blend of history and fiction."-- Kirkus Reviews "Flagg's storytelling talent is on full display. Her trademark quirky characters are warm and realistic, and the narrative switches easily between the present and the past. Flagg's fans won't be disappointed in this one, and there's a lot to be said for giving tribute to the real-life WASPs.Great possibilities for nonfiction pairings abound for book clubs."-- Booklist "Yet again, Flagg delivers a book full of heartwarming charm that is sure to provoke lighthearted laughter. A complex story told simply and honestly . another treat for Flagg fans." --Library Journal "Fannie Flagg is a fantastic storyteller. She surprises the reader in every chapter with unexpected twists and turns. The only problem I had with this fascinating story is that it ended too soon. I can't wait for her next book." --Carol Burnett " The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion is an absolute joy to read, full of Fannie Flagg's trademark humor, warmth, tenderness, and heart. If you're looking for a novel to lift your spirits and make you smile, this is definitely the book for you." --Kristin Hannah "An engaging, heartfelt story where family secrets unfurl and the past reshapes the present in surprising ways. Fannie Flagg has crafted a love letter to the courageous women who accomplished the extraordinary on the homefront during World War II." --Beth Hoffman "Sly and funny, and a delight from beginning to end. Reading Fannie Flagg is like sitting on the porch and listening to a master storyteller, until night falls and the tale is finally told, then not wanting to move a muscle because the story is still resonating in the quiet around you." --Sarah Addison Allen " The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion has all of the ingredients we hope to find in a Fannie Flagg novel. With its unforgettable characters, wildly hilarious scenes, and deeply touching moments, this novel is loaded with delights." --Edward Kelsey Moore "There is no novelist better at exploring the sunny side of the American soul than Fannie Flagg. Her books cast a marvelous spell - one minute I'm laughing, the next minute a lump in my throat, and then a sad smile with a rush of deep feeling. The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion is charming, funny, and deeply satisfying." --Mark Childress , author of Crazy in Alabama and Georgia Bottom From the Hardcover edition. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0739327364

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Book Description: Diversified Publishing, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. large type edition. 220 x 154 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The one and only Fannie Flagg, beloved author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, Can t Wait to Get to Heaven, and I Still Dream About You, is at her hilarious and superb best in this new comic mystery novel about two women who are forced to reimagine who they are. Mrs. Sookie Poole of Point Clear, Alabama, has just married off the last of her daughters and is looking forward to relaxing and perhaps traveling with her husband, Earle. The only thing left to contend with is her mother, the formidable Lenore Simmons Krackenberry. Lenore may be a lot of fun for other people, but is, for the most part, an overbearing presence for her daughter. Then one day, quite by accident, Sookie discovers a secret about her mother s past that knocks her for a loop and suddenly calls into question everything she ever thought she knew about herself, her family, and her future. Sookie begins a search for answers that takes her to California, the Midwest, and back in time, to the 1940s, when an irrepressible woman named Fritzi takes on the job of running her family s filling station. Soon truck drivers are changing their routes to fill up at the All-Girl Filling Station. Then, Fritzi sees an opportunity for an even more groundbreaking adventure. As Sookie learns about the adventures of the girls at the All-Girl Filling Station, she finds herself with new inspiration for her own life. Fabulous, fun-filled, spanning decades and generations, and centered on a little-known aspect of America s twentieth-century story, The All-Girl Filling Station s Last Reunion is another irresistible novel by the remarkable Fannie Flagg. Praise for The All-Girl Filling Station s Last Reunion A beautifully told tale, world-class humor, and characters who live forever in a grateful reader s world. Fannie Flagg keeps getting better and better. The All-Girl Filling Station s Last Reunion proves it. --Pat Conroy If all the self-help books that promote ways to find yourself were stacked in an enormous pile . . . none would approach the sweet wisdom with which Flagg infuses The All-Girl Filling Station s Last Reunion. -- Richmond Times-Dispatch It s Flagg s pleasure to hit her characters with several happy endings, but the real happiness is that she s given us another lovable--and quirky--novel. --The Washington Post Flagg is at her South-skewering best. . . . A chuckle-while-reading book. -- The Mobile Press-Register The kind of story that keeps readers turning pages in a fever . . . There are plot twists, adventure, heartbreak, and familial love in spades. -- Publishers Weekly Fannie flies high, and her fans will enjoy the ride. . . . A charming story written with wit and empathy . . . just the right blend of history and fiction. -- Kirkus Reviews Fannie Flagg is a fantastic storyteller. She surprises the reader in every chapter with unexpected twists and turns. The only problem I had with this fascinating story is that it ended too soon. I can t wait for her next book. --Carol Burnett The All-Girl Filling Station s Last Reunion is an absolute joy to read, full of Fannie Flagg s trademark humor, warmth, tenderness, and heart. If you re looking for a novel to lift your spirits and make you smile, this is definitely the book for you. --Kristin Hannah From the Hardcover edition. Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9780739327364

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