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
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In the Rose Terrace Nursing Home sometime in the 1980s, octogenarian Mrs Cleo Threadgoode relates her life story to Evelyn Couch, a woman unhappily adrift in middle age. The author Fannie Flagg reads the story herself. She also wrote "Coming Attractions".Product Description:
The remarkable novel of two Southern friendships--the basis of the hit film--available for the first time in large print.
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