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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
Narrated by Lorna Raver
Written by Fannie Flagg

"The day Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison opened the Whistle Stop Cafe, the town took a turn for the better. It was the Depression and that cafe was a home from home for many of us. You could get eggs, grits, bacon, ham, coffee and a smile for 25 cents. Ruth was just the sweetest girl you ever met. And Idgie? She was a character, all right. You never saw anyone so headstrong. But how anybody could have thought she murdered that man is beyond me."

' Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is a mouth-watering tale of love, laughter and mystery. It will lift your spirits and above all it'll remind you of the secret to life: friends. Best friends.'

ADVISORY: Suggested for mature readers.This is a novel about early 20th century Alabama which is in the southern part of the United States. Racism was common and overt. The language, as it was at the time, is dotted throughout with the infamous 'N' word. And, "Yes, it does have a lesbian love affair, so be forewarned for those not mature enough to handle" that.

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