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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

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Add This - Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

Written by Fannie FlaggAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Fannie Flagg

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
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  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • On Sale: January 21, 1997
  • Price: $15.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-449-91135-8 (0-449-91135-7)
about this book

Here is a folksy and funny, endearing and affecting, southern-fried tale about two very special friendships.

In a small town near Birmingham sits the Whistle Shop Cafe, a place alive with the hungry, the heartbroken, the righteous and the garrulous.  The cafe is owned by sweet, patient Ruth, and by Idgie, irresistibly big-hearted and big-mouthed.  Their story is remembered, years later, in the Rose Terrace Nursing Home.  As elderly Cleo Threadgoode chats with her visitor - the over-stuffed, overwrought, menopausal Evelyn Couch - she casts a hypnotic narrative spell: honeysuckle vines and custard pies; births, deaths and marriages; sorrow and laughter; an occasional murder - and even the recipe for fried green tomatoes.  As the past reaches into the present, the Whistle Sop Cafe touches the one thing missing from her existence: life.