Folksy and fresh, endearing and affecting, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is a now-classic novel about two women: Evelyn, who’s in the sad slump of middle age, and gray-headed Mrs. Threadgoode, who’s telling her life story. Her tale includes two more women—the irrepressibly daredevilish tomboy Idgie and her friend Ruth—who back in the thirties ran a little place in Whistle Stop, Alabama, offering good coffee, southern barbecue, and all kinds of love and laughter—even an occasional murder. And as the past unfolds, the present will never be quite the same again.
Praise for Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
“A real novel and a good one [from] the busy brain of a born storyteller.”—The New York Times
“Happily for us, Fannie Flagg has preserved [the Threadgoodes] in a richly comic, poignant narrative that records the exuberance of their lives, the sadness of their departure.”—Harper Lee
“This whole literary enterprise shines with honesty, gallantry, and love of perfect details that might otherwise be forgotten.”—Los Angeles Times
“Funny and macabre.”—The Washington Post
“Courageous and wise.”—Houston Chronicle
Cleo Threadgood, 86, shares a lifetime of memories of Whistle Stop, Ala.where the social scene centered on its one cafewith Evelyn Couch, a younger woman who is looking for meaning in her life. PW described this as ``lively readingthe kind that eventually nourishes Evelyn and the reader as well.''
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Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe
This book is one of the best I've read in a very long time. It brought to life people and places like old friends you've not seen in a long time.
What beautiful storytelling. Heartwarming story of unconditional love, friendship, acceptance and the best tall-tales ever. I saw the movie recently and decided I wanted to read the book, even though the book and movie have been around for a long time. I have to say they were both worth the wait for me. The book, infinitely better than the movie, although I loved the movie too.
Fried Green Tomatoes
Wonderful Southern classic!