Plot outline: It’s first the story of two women in the 1980s, of gray-headed Mrs. Threadgoode telling her life story to Evelyn, who is in the sad slump of middle age. The tale she tells is also of two women—of the irrepressibly daredevilish tomboy Idgie and her friend Ruth, who back in the thirties ran a little place in Whistle Stop, Alabama, a Southern kind of Cafe Wobegon offering good barbecue and good coffee and all kinds of love and laughter, even an occasional murder.
My Review: Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe highlights the bond between two people who suffered a lost early in their lives. As I went through the book, my heart was torn apart through Idgie’s story, but this story is also uplifting in how Idgie and Ruth overcome all odds and create an exciting life together with their cafe.
In turn, Mrs Threadgoode makes an impression on Evelyn, who takes back control of her life and brings excitement back too. My up most favourite word in this book is ‘towanda’.
Recommendation: I would thoroughly recommend this book.
My Rating: 5*
- Genre: Contemporary Fiction
- Publisher: Vintage
- Approximate Page Number: 395
- ISBN Number: 978-0099143710
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