Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
By Fannie Flagg
(Random House, Hardcover, 9780375508417, 416pp.)
Publication Date: May 1, 2002
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What is it? 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 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 quite be the same.
"Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe" is folksy and fresh, endearing and affecting, with humor and drama--and with an ending that would fill with smiling tears the Whistle Stop Lake...if they only "had" a lake....