July’s book: Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe by Fannie Flagg

This month is food month. Books about food, authors with food names, food featuring heavily, food you like to eat when you read the book etc. The winner this month was

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe by Fannie Flagg

The day Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison opened the Whistle Stop Cafe, the town took a turn for the better. It was the Depression and that cafe was a home from home for many of us. You could get eggs, grits, bacon, ham, coffee and a smile for 25 cents. Ruth was just the sweetest girl you ever met. And Idgie? She was a character, all right. You never saw anyone so headstrong. But how anybody could have thought she murdered that man is beyond me.

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is a mouth-watering tale of love, laughter and mystery. It will lift your spirits and above all it’ll remind you of the secret to life: friends.

Other choices for this month were:

  • Delicious! by Ruth Reichi
  • A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle
  • Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness by Alexandra Fuller
  • The Godfather by Mario Puzo
  • Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas
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One thought on “July’s book: Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe by Fannie Flagg

  1. […] This month we welcomed both Jenny and Valentine to the group (memo to self: still much come up with nicknames to distinguish Valentine and Valentina). The theme this month was “food” and so, thanks to our unusual form of democracy, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe by Fannie Flagg was chosen. […]

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