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Detroit Lakes Public Library FLA (Text) 33500013297494 New Checked out 12/05/2020
Detroit Lakes Public Library FLA (Text) 33500013297502 New Checked out 12/15/2020
Moorhead Public Library FLA (Text) 33500013297486 New Checked out 11/18/2020
Greenbush Public Library FLA (Text) 35500006327116 New On holds shelf -
Roseau Public Library FLA (Text) 35500006327124 New Checked out 11/25/2020

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  • ISBN: 9780593133842
  • ISBN: 0593133846
  • Physical Description: 282 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2020]

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"Bud Threadgoode grew up in the bustling little railroad town of Whistle Stop, Alabama, with his mother Ruth, church going and proper, and the fun-loving hell-raiser, his Aunt Idgie. Together they ran the town's popular Whistle Stop Café, known far and wide for its famous 'Fried Green Tomatoes.' And as Bud often said of his childhood, 'How lucky can you get?' But sadly, the railroad yards began to shut down and the town became a ghost town, with nothing left but boarded-up buildings and memories of a happier time. Then one day, Bud decides to take one last trip, just to see where his beloved Whistle Stop used to be. In so doing, he discovers new surprises about Idgie's life and about other beloved Fried Green Tomatoes characters, and about the town itself. He also sets off a series of events, both touching and inspiring, which change his life and the lives of his daughter and others. Could these events all be just coincidences? Or something else? And can you go home again?"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 August #1
    The notion that you can't go home againis a cliché, but when home is Whistle Stop, Alabama, it is grounded in truth. In the 80-plus years since Bud Threadgoode was a boy whose life revolved around the Whistle Stop Café his mother ran with his Aunt Idgie, Bud has longed to return. Bud now lives in a retirement community with very strict rules about leaving the facility, but he puts his Threadgoode wiles to work and finagles a trip back home. Trouble is, Whistle Stop doesn't exist any more. Kudzu overpowers the buildings and there's not a landmark to be found. Enter a fairy godmother in the person of the fabulously wealthy Evelyn Couch, who befriends Bud's daughter, Ruthie. Between them, the women concoct a scheme that may just give the lie to that old cliché and grant Bud his dying wish. All the down-home characters, rural wisdom, and effervescent charm of Flagg's endearing 1987 novel, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café come back to life in this return to one of the most beloved locales in Southern fiction. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Fannie Flagg’s career started in the fifth grade when she wrote, directed, and starred in her first play, titled The Whoopee Girls. At age nineteen she was already writing and producing television specials in her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. At age twenty she went to New York and immediately began writing and acting on Candid Camera, and made over seventy-five appearances on The Tonight Show. She then went on to distinguish herself as an actress and a writer in television, films, and the theater. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man; Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe; The Whistle Stop Cafe Cookbook; Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!; Standing in the Rainbow; A Redbird Christmas; Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven; I Still Dream About You; The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion; and The Whole Town’s Talking. Flagg’s script for the movie Fried Green Tomatoes was nominated for an Academy Award and the Writers Guild of America Award, and won the highly regarded Scripter Award for best screenplay of the year. She also won the Harper Lee Prize for Fiction. Fannie Flagg loves all animals, especially human beings, and lives happily in California and Alabama.

Subject: Restaurants > Fiction.
Mothers and sons > Fiction.
Aunts > Fiction.
Homecoming > Fiction.
Retirees > Fiction.
Fathers and daughters > Fiction.
Small cities > Fiction.
City and town life > Fiction.
Alabama > Fiction.
FICTION / Southern.
FICTION / Sagas.
FICTION / Humorous / General.
Genre: Domestic fiction.

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