Saturday, June 27, 2015

All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion, July Book

Yes. Fannie Flagg, that talented southern writer who is known and loved for her entertaining, wisdom-filled novels. Many reviewers consider The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion her best novel yet. They say it rivals her famous Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe which was adapted for the screen as "Fried Green Tomatoes" by Fannie Flagg herself. Before becoming a writer, Flagg appeared regularly on popular TV shows (Candid Camera, Match Game) and on stage (The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas).

In The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion, Sookie Poole finds herself delving into the past where she discovers unexpected, amazing information about her mother; a mother who has been more of a trial than a joy. The new knowledge about who her mother really was inspires Sookie as she goes forward in her own life. Along the way, the reader gets to learn about a little known aspect of American 20th century history, including WASP, Women's Airforce Service Pilots.

I recommend watching an interview with Fannie Flagg on You Tube. Fannie talks about how she got the idea for the book and her approach to writing.  Go to: Search for Fannie Flagg interview with Southern Living.

It's hard to pass up a good story, and Fannie Flagg is a great story-teller; just right for a summer read.

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