The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion – Fannie Flagg

Oct 11

The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion – Fannie Flagg

The only other book I have read by Fannie Flagg is Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. Of course no book is going to measure up to that classic southern tale.

Mrs. Sookie Poole is at the center of this story. She is wife to Earle, a dentist, and mother to four children (three girls and a boy). The wedding of her last daughter has just been completed, and Sookie is ready to relax. A mysterious package shows up in the mail one day, revealing a secret about her overbearing mother that Sookie can barely come to grips with. The secret makes her question everything she knows.

As Sookie delves into her family history, the book flips back and forth between different time periods. A major piece of U.S. history is also revealed; something I knew little about and was glad to learn.

This book is not a core-shaker like FGT, but Ms. Flagg is an adept story teller with a great sense of humor.

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