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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe
Author: Fannie Flagg
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 frien...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780804115612
ISBN-10: 0804115613
Publication Date: 10/31/2000
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 304 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 0
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reviewed Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe on
Helpful Score: 2
Fantastic! This book gets better with every reading. These are characters that I don't like to say "goodbye" to. Wouldn't be giving this up, if I didn't have 2 copies.
Silvercat avatar reviewed Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe on
Helpful Score: 2
Flagg writes a story about a small town with a homey little cafe where everyone likes to hang out to eat some great tomatoes and barbeque. You could say it is a story about a place that artist Norman Rockwell might have painted - as American as apple pie. Or is it? Strange things are happening!

Loved the movie with Jessica Tandy and Kathy Bates. The book moves slower, but has a lush and rich narrative. It also has a recipe index for some good down home cooking.
scrapbooklady avatar reviewed Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe on + 472 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
"Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe" is a well written heart-warming book about a woman in a mid-life crisis who feels life has passed her by. Ms. Flagg has a gift of putting you right into the story. While reading it, I felt like I was right there, on the street corner watching a private life unfold before my eyes!
mizparker avatar reviewed Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe on + 87 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This book was one of the rare examples of a book which was eclipsed by the movie. It's fine, don't get me wrong, but I didn't fall in love with it the way I expected to, having enjoyed the movie. This one was easy to put down. I finished it and thought it was reasonably good, but it didn't stay with me. If asked if I would recommend it, I would have to say "It was okay."
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Funny at times,sad at times kept you on your toes!!


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