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. Best friends.
About the Author
Fannie Flagg began writing and producing television specials at the age of nineteen and went on to distinguish herself as an actress and writer in television, films and the theatre. She is the author of many bestsellers including Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! and A Redbird Christmas. Flagg's script for Fried Green Tomatoes was nominated for both the Academy and Writers Guild of America awards and won the highly regarded Scripters Award. She lives in Alabama and California.
A middle-aged housewife has her stagnant life reshaped by an inspiring octogenarian, who recounts the story of the women who ran the Whistle Stop Cafe in Whistle Stop, Alabama, in the 1930s. Food, friendship and murder combine to make this an entertaining and comic novel which was made into a hugely popular film by Jon Avnet in 1992, starring the late Jessica Tandy and Kathy Bates. (Kirkus UK)
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 20th March 1992
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1