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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe | Fannie Flagg
Released for the first time in mass market paperback, this classic and folksy novel takes readers back to the thirties, where a friendship blooms between two girls who run a homey, little cafe in Alabama. A story of food, love, laughter, and even murder unfolds as an elderly woman relates her life story to a middle-aged friend.
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melissajayne
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4 ⭐️ This was a #bookclub selection and a #reread in April. And I enjoyed it much more this time than I did the first time that I read it. I think it was because I could comprehend it better this time around than I did the first time. I liked the interspersing of newspaper columns with the story. Even though there are some dark themes in this book, I found it to be fairly easy to read. #2024 #bookreview #fiction #greatdepression

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JuliaTheBookNerd
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#RestaurantCvr 🍽️ #NewYearNewBooks 🎆🥳📖

#BookNerd 🤓📚💙

Eggs Perfect 👍🏼 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one! 6mo
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IndoorDame
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#RestaurantCvr #NewYearNewBooks @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Full disclosure, I‘ve never been a Fannie Flagg fan, but this is one of my all time favorite book titles, so I may have to make an exception and give her another try.

Eggs Great choice 👍🏼 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this movie 🎥 6mo
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MissyD
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I really enjoyed this book. The whole story just wrapped around me and drug me in deep. I was sorry when the story ended.
Just found out there is a second book in the series. Soo I‘m going to have to look for it

dabbe The movie is fantastic, too! 🤩 6mo
MissyD It‘s one of my favorite movies. I read the books years ago. It was time to revisit it 6mo
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dabbe
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 😂 9mo
Eggs Great movie moment 👏🏻👏🏻 9mo
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Kris10H
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Finally reading the book that inspired one of my favorite movies. ❤️

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SpeculativeFemale
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Eggs 💚🍅🚂 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one!! 11mo
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ChelseaM6010
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#BookBinge
Day 22. Includes Recipes
#IncludesRecipes

Eggs 💚🍅🚂 11mo
ChelseaM6010 @Eggs 🍅 🖤🙂 (edited) 11mo
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JenReadsAlot
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Eggs Great choice 💚🍏 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I almost chose this one! I used it recently though 😂 1y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Love this book and movie 🎥 🍅📚

#Withafruit
#temptingtitles

https://youtu.be/lx0z9FjxP-Y

My favorite part!! “ToWanda!” 😂 🚗 💪🏻

Eggs ❤️🍏💚 1y
mrp27 Me too! 1y
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TheBookgeekFrau
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Eggs Perfection 🍏🍏 1y
Ruthiella I loved this book and movie. ❤️ 1y
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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I am honestly surprised how high the rating on this one is. But then I scrolled through looking for any reviewer who was not white and could not find anyone. This book is racist. The Black characters are drawn as cartoonish and the N word is used with great abandon. The R slur is used throughout also which is always jarring.
I finished it, there was some charm in the areas she stuck to writing about the white characters, wish it was all that.

Cortg I didn‘t care for it either. 1y
marleed I read this book 2 years ago - many years after watching the movie. I gave it a pick and was glad I read it during a tumultuous time in our history. This was the book that confirmed my need to be anti-racist. The language in this book was grueling to read. With 80s mindset we thought it was okay coming from ‘non-racist‘ characters. No! For that reason I thought it was an important read in the 2020s. We must be better. 1y
ChaoticMissAdventures @marleed sadly I think a lot of people still think this way. The same people who defend flying the confederacy flag. I think because I came from a family that had all different races in it (my grandma liked to call us her UN babies) and this language was never appropriate it might be more jarring for me. The author I felt doesn't delve deep enough into why this attitude was bad which I fear makes it miss its mark. I am glad you found good in it 1y
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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Audio book day as my eyes continue to adjust from Lasik. Getting the plants watered to feel productive.

This book has a grating racist undertone to it that I am not enjoying. I think it is going to be one of those few books that I enjoy the movie more.

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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@Andrew65 #20in4

Going to attempt to join! I am getting Lasik today so I might be doing most of my reading this weekend in audio.

If I am able to read a bit I want to finish Careless by Kristy Capes

Audio I am going to read the tagged and Far From the Madding Crowd.

LiteraryinLawrence Hope the procedure goes well! 1y
ChaoticMissAdventures @LiteraryinLawrence thanks! I am super nervous. 1y
Andrew65 Hope the procedure has gone well, given that audiobooks are definitely the way to go. Great to have you with us given the circumstances. 1y
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ChelseaM6010
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#JanuaryJazz
17. Cafe

AshleyHoss820 I KEEP saying I‘m going to make Sipsey‘s recipes from the back of the book. 1y
Eggs My choice too💗🍅💚 1y
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Eggs
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Love Fannie Flagg novels💚🍅🍽️

#Cafe #JanuaryJazz @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

MaGoose I need to read this book sometime soon. 1y
Eggs @MaGoose Hope you enjoy 😊 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 🍅 1y
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dabbe LOVED this, and the movie, too! “Face it girls, I'm older and have more insurance.“ 🤣🤣🤣 1y
Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🛤️ 🍅💚 1y
Eggs @dabbe Karma 😂 1y
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RebelReader
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Fried Green Tomatoes is my favorite movie adaptation and is one of my favorites of all time. Same with The Family Stone which is my favorite Christmas movie. I still need to watch it this year.
#WinterReadathonDailyChallenge

Andrew65 Fried Green Tomatoes is an excellent film. 2y
Jhullie I watch the Family Stone every Christmas too. 2y
AmyG I love The Family Stone, too. 2y
DieAReader 🎄🎄🎄 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Ooh, I haven't watched The Family Stone in years. I wonder if it's streaming... 2y
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bio_chem06
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Ok…. After slugging along for months, trying to finish this, it‘s official….. THIS BOOK DOES NOT HOLD UP. It‘s very much a book of it‘s time.

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bio_chem06
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I started a random book list for myself, reading the books that inspired the movies I loved as a kid in the 90s. I started with How To Make An American Quilt, then I watched the movie. I have to say, nostalgia isn‘t saving all these titles for me 🤣 But I am still loving this challenge I made for myself. Does anyone have any other 90s book to movie suggestions to follow after this classic?

bio_chem06 @ManyWordsLater Yes! That‘s a great one. I don‘t remember seeing the movie either, so it will be interesting to go into it with no preconceived notions. 2y
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Karisa
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Thanks, @Enchanted_Bibliophile and @Eggs #wonderousWednesday

1. Reading Fried Green Tomatoes as a bit of nostalgia since I loved the movie a million years ago. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ —the racism portrayed (though not supported by the mc‘s) is throwing me for a loop

2. So many! Office of Historical Corrections, Bellweather Rhapsody, and Sorrow and Bliss are the first that come to mind.

3. I‘m grateful for my home and family (esp. on tough days like this one)

Eggs Lovely post 🌸 2y
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Emilymdxn
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This book was so sweet and genuinely charming. I was worried at the beginning it would be too folksy and try too hard to be wholesome, but in the end it was quiet, good natured, good at being funny and good at being sad. A pretty perfect piece of Americana to read on a cold night in london.

Karisa Have you seen the movie? I remember loving it when I saw it years ago and am wondering how the two compare. 🤔 2y
Emilymdxn @karisa I haven‘t seen it but id like to now! I don‘t think it‘s as well known in the uk, I don‘t hear people talking about it loads 2y
Karisa @Emilymdxn I think most people over 40 would get the “Towanda!” reference over in the US (especially women). I think of the movie as a classic. I didn‘t realize it was a book until I saw your post 😂 Now I want to read it! (edited) 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this movie 🎥 🍅 2y
bthegood Love this story - glad you enjoyed it and I think the movie is good (never as good as the book, but very good) - 2y
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Jenken1998
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I love the book more than the movie. A quick nostalgic read of an old favorite.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one!! 2y
DPgirl I loved that movie! Adding this to my wish list. Thankyou 2y
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Yoricke_SouthAfrica
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Pickpick

This book was a treat. I watched the movie many, many years ago, but as is mostly the case, I enjoyed the book much more

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Yoricke_SouthAfrica
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Asked for some book recommendation in a favourite book group and this author was recommended. I'm really enjoying this book so far.

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Eggs
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KateReadsYA Love this movie. :) 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one!! 2y
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Sarahreadstoomuch
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I‘m so glad I finally read this! And now I naturally want to see the movie again…. It‘s been awhile. #bookspinbingo #readmyowndamnbooks

TheBookHippie I love them both!! 3y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3y
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MaggieCarr
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EvieBee Wow! 3y
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JenlovesJT47
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Pickpick

The movie Fried Green Tomatoes has been a favorite of mine since I was a kid. I read the book about 10 years ago and enjoyed it. I wanted to do a reread before I read the sequel that came out recently. I decided to grab the #audiobook and I‘m so glad I did! It really brings the story to life and now I think it‘s better than the movie. I‘ve always felt the movie, while amazing, has the tone of being a bit depressing, although there are lots of ⬇️

JenlovesJT47 Funny moments as well. But the tone of the book is more lighthearted and is actually quite funny, although it still has the major plot points of the movie. I love the small-town vibe and the sense of community in Whistle Stop. I love how accepting everyone is about Ruth and Idgie‘s relationship, and unlike the movie, they are both clearly in love with each other and the town treats them like a married couple raising Ruth‘s son. The movie makes ⬇️ 3y
JenlovesJT47 It more one-sided on Idgie‘s part. I freaking love Evelyn Couch and her relationship with Ninny Threadgoode. I teared up a few times and didn‘t want this to end. I devoured it in 4 days. The narrator does a great job and I feel like I have a #bookhangover — all this to say if you enjoy the movie you will definitely like this. Highly recommended to historical fiction lovers. 5⭐️ (edited) 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one!! 3y
Suet624 You‘re making me want to listen to it! 3y
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Rachiiebookdragon
Pickpick

A charming story 😊 I recommend the audiobook as only about 2 hours long and the narrator is very good😊 Read for #PopSugarReadingChallenge2021 and #Bookoplathon and #writteninthestarsreadathon 4/5

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britt_brooke
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Page and Palette #bookhaul! I stayed with local authors especially since I‘ve never read - nor seen - Fried Green Tomatoes. The Bragg is a favorite, but another copy couldn‘t hurt! And I‘m not familiar with Sonny Brewer, but looking forward to giving him a try. And of course, I got a new puzzle! 🧩 The boys picked some fun ones, too.

CaramelLunacy I really enjoyed Fried Green Tomatoes - both the book and the movie, hope you do too! 3y
AvidReader25 I love that Bragg book and Fried Green Tomatoes is so good too! 3y
britt_brooke @CaramelLunacy Thank you! I‘m excited to experience both. 💚 3y
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britt_brooke @AvidReader25 Been meaning to reread this Bragg, and looking forward to trying Fannie Flagg! 3y
Suet624 I hope you get to watch the movie. It‘s wonderful. 3y
britt_brooke @Suet624 I definitely will! Gotta try to get to the book soon. 3y
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rather_be_reading
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SO GOOD!! I absolutely loved this story about Whistle Stop, Alabama. I enjoyed the different segments like The Weems Weekly and The Whistlestop Cafe, it really made the book go by quickly. Ive wanted to read this for years. I, of course have seen the movie and really liked it but it has been a while.

jennbee If you liked this, you should read The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop! 3y
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PurpleyPumpkin
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These two books were such comforting reads! I loved getting to know everyone in the first book. And it was wonderful to read about old characters and learn about new ones in the second book. A very entertaining series. Both were 4/5⭐️

My thanks to @UwannaPublishme for reminding me that I wanted to read these two. They did not disappoint!💜

UwannaPublishme Yay! So glad Fannie and her quirkiest characters made you smile! 😁🙌🏻🎉 3y
PurpleyPumpkin @UwannaPublishme They definitely did! And the second book provided some really interesting insights. Bud was so charming. 😁 3y
UwannaPublishme Oh, I adored Bud, too. I still feel like he‘s part of my family. 🥰 3y
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rather_be_reading
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Round 2 bc who can ever eat all their chinese food in one sitting

NikkiM5 And it‘s so good that second time around 😋 3y
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rather_be_reading
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Loving this so far

Ruthiella This is a great book. And check out the movie too if you have a chance. Tawanda! 3y
Auntynanny I grew up watching this movie. I just read the book a few years ago and I think I loved it even more than the movie 😊 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Make sure you watch the movie!! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Ruthiella @Auntynanny “TOWANDA!” 🤣🤣🤣 3y
Amoon In my experience reading the book after watching the film is never disappointing while the opposite is often disappointing 3y
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rather_be_reading
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Swim day. Cant go swimming wo a book!

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rather_be_reading
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Book 103

vivastory Love your sign! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one!! 3y
CaffeineAndCandy ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
SW-T Awesome sign! Love it. 🥰 3y
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Ast_Arslan
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it. Some will be old, some will be new - don't judge me, I have a lot of books.

Day 50th

Join the fun if you want!

#tbrpile

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Idgie Threadgoode was definitely #mischievous! I love this book and movie!!

This is my favorite clip!!! Towanda!!!
#MayCharacters

https://youtu.be/lx0z9FjxP-Y

wanderinglynn Love Idgie! 💜 3y
Eggs 💗🥰❤️ 3y
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K.Wielechowski
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As one of my favorite movies, I decided to read the book. It was pretty darn good, too! It had additional stories about Sipsey‘s family and Smokey Lonesome‘s travels. I recommend reading it rather than listening to the audiobook, at least for the first read. There were a lot of characters I couldn‘t keep track of and the dates at the beginning of chapters are very important.

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#OppositeDay Day 11 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheKidUpstairs

I'm going a bit different with this prompt. Idgie is a character who refused to be "put into a box" or labeled by society. She had no desire to be a #Wife to anyone, but she loved those around her with a fierce devotion.

TheKidUpstairs Love it! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this!!!! ❤️ 3y
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Addison_Reads
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One of my all-time favorite books. 😍 I decided to re-read this one before reading her new book.

Reading this book is like taking a trip home. It's comforting and always leaves me feeling happy when I finish it. Idgie will always be a beloved character to me and her relationship with Ruth is a love story that will touch any who read this book.

I can't wait to read the new book about Bud, aka Stump.

rubyslippersreads I reread this before reading the new book too. ❤️ Fannie Flagg! 🍅 3y
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#quotsyJan21 @TK-421
(Catchin' up) Day 11 #Step

“Remember if people talk behind your back, it only means you are two steps ahead.”

IuliaC Very good one 😁 4y
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JoyBlue
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It was a little weird reading this out of order (*after* The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop, which I enjoyed marginally more). Flagg spins a good yarn. [Flagg didn't narrate the edition I read, which was disappointing—She's phenomenal!]

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HeatherBookNerd
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Loved it. Charming, funny, engaging. Not too emotionally taxing. It was a perfect election week read.

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snowpaws94
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I went back to this book after reading it and enjoying in college. Still amazing. Interesting to reread though now that I'm older and remember which things I focused on the first time I read. #fannyflag #mystery #lgbtq #feminist

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thevictoriousone
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I read this one for book club at Cavalier House Books. I wasn‘t sure how or if I‘d like it, but it turned out to be exactly what I needed. The entire book feels just like some old southern lady telling you a story about back in the day, and that‘s basically what most of the book is. It felt like hope and life all wrapped up together, and I really quite loved it. I can‘t wait for book club!

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Addison_Reads
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#3Books that left me with a book hangover. @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

I'd give anything to experience each of these books all over again for the first time. Each fulfilled a different part of the reader in me, but each kept a piece of me with them too the second I read the last page and closed the cover.

OriginalCyn620 📚👍🏻📚 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks “Towanda!” 4y
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UwannaPublishme 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4y
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aperfectmjk
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5 stars all the way. I loved this! This took me right back to so many conversations with my grandmother. Lord I miss that woman. I couldn't help but laugh at this one!

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I love those warmhearted books that remind me of people I love. 4y
juliekay One of my all time favorites. Have you listened to Cold Sassy Tree ? You‘d probably like it if you liked this so much. 4y
aperfectmjk @MissinginAction I have not, I'll have to check it out. Thanks 😊 4y
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