Updated: Dec 3, 2020
November 12, 2020 at 6 -7 pm CT
I have loved her work for so so long! And I am so delighted to announce that we are taking the #friendsandfiction show on the (virtual) road!
Our friends at @pagepalette are handing over the reins to the Fab Five, allowing us to play hostesses at their virtual launch event for one of our idols, #FannieFlagg, celebrating her highly anticipated new novel, #TheWonderBoyofWhistleStop.
Join me, @marykayandrews @maryalicemonroe @kristinharmel @kristywharvey Thursday Nov 12 at 6pm CT as we lead a lively interview and discussion with the beloved actress, comedian, Academy Award nominee, and New York Times bestselling author of #FriedGreenTomatoes.
Purchase of Fannie's new book from Page & Palette is required to attend. Zoom link will be e-mailed after purchase is placed. Buy your AUTOGRAPHED book and reserve your space NOW on P&P’s website or by calling the store at (251) 928-5295.
Photographer: Andrew Southan
A heartwarming novel about secrets of youth rediscovered, hometown memories, and the magical moments in ordinary lives, from the beloved author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe.
“Reading this novel is like entering a second childhood.”—Kirkus Reviews
Bud Threadgoode grew up in the bustling little railroad town of Whistle Stop with his mother, Ruth, church-going and proper, and his Aunt Idgie, the fun-loving hell-raiser. Together they ran the town’s popular Whistle Stop Cafe, known far and wide for its fun and famous fried green tomatoes. And as Bud often said of his childhood to his daughter Ruthie, “How lucky can you get?”
But sadly, as the railroad yards shut down and Whistle Stop became a ghost town, nothing was left but boarded-up buildings and memories of a happier time.
Then one day, Bud decides to take one last trip, just to see what has become of his beloved Whistle Stop. In so doing, he discovers new friends, as well as surprises about Idgie’s life, about Ninny Threadgoode and other beloved Fannie Flagg characters, and about the town itself. He also sets off a series of events, both touching and inspiring, which change his life and the lives of his daughter and many others. Could these events all be just coincidences? Or something else? And can you really go home again?