Rediscover the ultimate comfort read in the classic story of friendship, loyalty and secrets set in the deep south of America in the 1930s.
The day Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison opened the Whistle Stop Cafe, the town took a turn for the better. It was the Depression and that cafe was a home from home for many of us. You could get eggs, grits, bacon, ham, coffee and a smile for 25 cents. Ruth was just the sweetest girl you ever met. And Idgie? She was a character, all right. You never saw anyone so headstrong. But how anybody could have thought she murdered that man is beyond me.
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is a mouth-watering tale of love, laughter and mystery. It will lift your spirits and above all it'll remind you of the secret to life: friends.
‘A richly comic, poignant narrative’ Harper Lee
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Better than the film, and just as heart wrenching
After seeing the film again for perhaps the hundredth time, I decided to read the book. In many ways it was like seeing the movie again, only in my head. There are a few difference that I won't spoil, but they add to the story and it is a shame that the film didn't keep them. The book also explains about Mrs Threadgood's relationship to Idgie, which is left vague in the film and of course it still had me sobbing by the end.
Definitely a book that I will read again and again. Enjoy!