Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

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McGraw-Hill, 1988 - Fiction - 403 pages
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It's first the story 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 thrities ran a little place in Whistle Stop, Alabama, a Southern Cafe Wobegon offering good barbecue and good coffee and all kinds of love and laughter, even an occasional murder.

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Review: Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe /Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!

User Review  - David Ward - Goodreads

Fried Green Tomatoes at he Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg (Random House Inc. 1987)(Fiction). This is a great story by a great author. The bee lady was memorable. Trivia: author Fannie Flagg was an ... Read full review

Review: Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe /Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!

User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

This is by far the best book I have read in such a long time. I laughed and I cried and I completely fell in love with all the characters and I was so disappointed when it ended! everyone should read this at least once Read full review

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Born on September 21, 1941, in Birmingham, Alabama, and named Patricia Neal, Fannie Flagg attended the University of Alabama, the Pittsburgh Playhouse, and the Town and Gown Theatre. Although she is best known as a novelist and screenwriter, she began her career in Birmingham, in 1964. She was an actress, comedienne, producer, and writer, first in Birmingham in 1964, when she was the producer of The Morning Show (WBRC-TV) and later when she was associated with such shows as Candid Camera and Harper Valley. Other works include Coming Attractions: A Wonderful Novel (1981) and the recording My Husband Doesn't Know I'm Making This Phone Call (1971). However, Flagg's greatest claim to fame came when the screenplay for the film Fried Green Tomatoes, which she, together with Jon Avnet, adapted from her novel, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, won an Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay in 1991. She is the author several other works of fiction, including; Standing in the Rainbow, A Redbird Christmas, Can't Wait to Get to Heaven, I Still Dream about You and The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion.

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