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I loved the world of Ninny which she It was such a lovely story! Eleisia at Two Moms in a Blog.

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg

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Avnet hired Homatoes Ling as production designer. Miranda Reads Wendi wrote: Sometimes it did help push the story a long and told you of the next topic, but otherwise I just found is useless. Mrs Threadgoode, inherently knowing that she is enjoying the twilight of her life, takes Evelyn back to depression era Whistle Stop.

The journey is equally important for both women, allowing Ninny to remember and embrace her past while helping Evelyn to accept her past and look forward to her future. Whites, blacks, and people of all walks of life lived in relative harmony, epitomized by Idgie Threadgoode and her Dill Pickle Club who went off on one daring adventure after another.


The book shows the history of the town beginning in the s and ending in the future. Subsequently, Ruth sends Idgie a message, and Idgie, along with several others, rescue her.

The most recurrent is ‘Smokey Lonesome’ Phillips, who secretly loves Ruth.

It’s slowly dying and eventually I think in a generation it will be almost a ghost town. I’m assuming that they were both lesbians or at least that’s how the book portrayed them. Idgie, whose tough-as-nails exterior hides a heart of gold Devastated, she recedes from formal society for much of her childhood and adolescence until Buddy’s former girlfriend, the straitlaced Ruth Jamison, intervenes at the request of the concerned Threadgoode family.

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I found my copy at Goodwill, and now having just This book has just become one of my favorites. Voice of Middle America”. Holiday dawdlers, clabber meals, and moonshine runners.

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

But don’t read the novel expecting it to be the film, it isn’t. It has the charm of the South, and the pioneer spirit of the West. For other uses, see Fried green tomatoes disambiguation.

Whistle Stop, Alabama is an almost defunct small town on the outskirts of Birmingham. When Evelyn goes to a cemetery to look at the Threadgoode family plot, she passes on to another grave flgag finds an envelope next to the jar of flowers, and inside was an Easter card which stated: Everybody is a character.


And stay away from politics. It’s funny, most people can be around someone and they gradually begin to love them and never know exactly when it happened; but Ruth knew the very second it happened to her. The main premise of the book remains to be of love, friendship and loyalty that go beyond differences of all kind.

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Lists with This Book. Views Read Edit View history. Slice tomatoes and dredge in stone-ground white cornmeal. All in all, this is a story well-told with strong characters and an interesting, meandering plot but it really is racist as hell.

Jul 14, Shovelmonkey1 rated it tomatoess was amazing Recommends it for: Yet through all of the changes that occur over time and place, the constant is that kindness and friendship can triumph the many hardships that people might face in greenn. In the book, you can discover not only new characters but also new parts of their lives.

Then, I dumped the excess oil from the frying pan tlmatoes poured in the leftover batter to make a pancake. It received a generally positive reception from film critics and was nominated for two Academy Awards.