Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe /Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!
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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe /Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!

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Paperback, 928 pages
Published October 4th 2005 by Ballantine Books (first published 1987)
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Dioscita
Another of the rare cases when I've liked the film more than the book, Fried Green Tomatoes just made me say "enh." The second novel, Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! was even less likable, though Flagg sure was during her '70s game show days.
David Ward
Fried Green Tomatoes at he Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg (Random House Inc. 1987)(Fiction). This is a great story by a great author. The bee lady was memorable. Trivia: author Fannie Flagg was an aspiring actor from Alabama in the late 1950'2/ early 1960's by the name of Patricia Neal. At the same time, however, a Southern girl from Tennessee who was also named Patricia Neal had just begun to become famous in Hollywood. To avoid confusion, Patricia Neal from Alabama changed her stage name to...more
Sarah Sammis
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is one of those books I've heard so many different arguments about. A few years ago I got a copy through BookCrossing determined to have a go at reading it so I could make up my own mind about it. And there the book sat for three years. Finally, inspired by the Southern Reading Challenge, I sat down and read the book.

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is the story of the rise and fall of Whistle Stop and the people who lived there. This st...more
Readstoomuch
I read many years ago . . . and I loved it just as much as I did the first time around. Some things just scream or an encore performance, don't they? Fannie creates the most fabulous characters and they can read their lines with great pizzazz!


I put up the wrong book cover . . . but, I cannot change it to only Fried Green Tomatoes. I haven't read Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! (I do have it on my bedside table in my to read pile!!
Maria
I love this film and have had the book sat on my bookshelf for too long. Decided to read it and although it is different from the film it's just as wonderful. I honestly feel as though I've been sat in a favourite old cardigan wrapped up warm and snuggly whilst reading this book, but the threads of the cardigan were all the wonderful characters in this book. I started reading this around the middle of December and it was due to my schedule and not the content of the book that it's taken me so lo...more
Anna-Maija Tähkävuori
Aug 13, 2013 Anna-Maija Tähkävuori rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Fanni Flaggin visuaalinen romaani Paistetut vihreät tomaatit/Tervetuloa maailmaan tyttövauva kuvaa perheyhteyden tärkeyttä. Tarinassa tunteet pääsevät irti, mutta silti käyttäydytään, välitetään ja jokainen saa näyttäytyä itsenään. Mukavaa luettavaa vaihteeksi.
Kokonaisuus on hallittu, lämmin, rakkastettava mutta soluu hieman yllätyksettömästi. Kuitenkin juoni kestää: kuvailevassa kerronnassa on erityistä imua. Lukijalle raotetaan välillä keittiön ovea, kannetaan silmien eteen kekseliäitä annoksi...more
LaRhonda Williams
classic book; I've read it several times
Val
Fun read! Makes you smile!
Allison13
I read the book years after seeing the movie several times and was pleasntly surprised at the changes.
I'm a sucker for warm endearing stories so this one was right up my alley.
Sonia
A good read. I read it at the beach (where I do most of my reading). I want to read this entire series of Fannie Flagg books. The characters are so warm, and you feel like you want to find that town and settle down there.
Laura
This is by far the best book I have read in such a long time. I laughed and I cried and I completely fell in love with all the characters and I was so disappointed when it ended! everyone should read this at least once
Lee
I loved this book, I've come to realize I'm a fan of quirky southern fiction. It was funny, sad and uplifting. Made me want to hop on a train and jump off at the Whistle Stop Café.
Sarah
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Caly
i dont know why, but ive read this book a billion times and it's awesome. it's cheesy and it's chick lit, and i still love it. woot!
Adele
oh my god never thought anything could top fried green tomatoes but this sure did...wonderful well written very entertaining.....
Bridget Morse
Love this book, so many themes, families, mysteries, too much story for a movie- which could not do it justice. And recipes!
Jennifer Rolfe
Finally got to read the book. Have watched the movie many times and now can say I love them both.
Kim
read this book years ago and LOVED it, hence, i've read all of her other books over the years.
Jennifer
Sep 04, 2007 Jennifer rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone loving good old-fashioned down-home Americana humor
Can't get enough of Flagg's homespun tales...apparently these are where it all started for her.
Ruta Leonard
Really enjoyed reading these 2 great books!! Thanks Pequot Library book sale!
Nancy
One of my all time favorite books. It is delightful.
Shirley Hoffman
Just a wonderful book!
Jeffrey
Good book. Good movie.
Denyse
Light hearted and uplifting.
Jan
Excellent book with a surprise "passing" twist.
Helen
Mar 06, 2009 Helen added it
Great!
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Fannie Flagg began writing and producing television specials at age nineteen and went on to distinguish herself as an actress and writer in television, films, and the theater.

She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe (which was produced by Universal Pictures as Fried Green Tomatoes), Welcome to the World, Baby G...more
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