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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg is a timeless story of a beautiful friendship between two women in the 1980s, and their survival against all odds in the small town Whistle Stop, Alabama.

Flagg’s southern charm takes the reader to small-town Alabama and into the Whistle Stop Cafe where a colorful cast of relatable, quirky characters confront everyday issues with humor.

I came across the movie and watched it before I read the book. While I enjoyed the movie with its excellent cast of actors, (Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy) I found the book to be much better.

Flagg’s characters are endearing, and the story is so heartfelt it makes you wish you had a Whistle Stop Cafe nearby.

FUN FACT: The Fried Green Tomatoes script was nominated for both the Academy Award and the Writers Guild of America Award.

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