“Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Shop Cafe”

Today’s review is “Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Shop Cafe” by Fannie Flagg

The book gets into a friendship between two women from 40-50 years ago, to one that is the present that involves a woman in a nursing home, Mrs. Threadgoode, and her new found friend, Evelyn, who happens to be there weekly visiting her mother in law.

Mrs. Threadgoode embarks on stories from her upbringing and of  two women from her home, Idgie and Ruth. The topics range from the conflict between blacks and whites, to homosexuality, wife beating and just plan getting old

This book was a delight. It made you laugh from the beginning to the end. The characters were vibrant and each had their place in the story that moved it along.  You really did not want to put the book down- you wanted to know what was going to happen next with the people and the story lines that went with it. I have not seen the movie based on this book- might want to check it out.

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