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The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion: A Novel by Fannie Flagg

  • Sep 6, 2014 · 10:30 AM
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The one and only Fannie Flagg, beloved author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven, and I Still Dream About You, is at her hilarious and superb best in this new comic mystery novel about two women who are forced to reimagine who they are.

Mrs. Sookie Poole of Point Clear, Alabama, has just married off the last of her daughters and is looking forward to relaxing and perhaps traveling with her husband, Earle. The only thing left to contend with is her mother, the formidable Lenore Simmons Krackenberry. Lenore may be a lot of fun for other people, but is, for the most part, an overbearing presence for her daughter. Then one day, quite by accident, Sookie discovers a secret about her mother’s past that knocks her for a loop and suddenly calls into question everything she ever thought she knew about herself, her family, and her future.

Sookie begins a search for answers that takes her to California, the Midwest, and back in time, to the 1940s, when an irrepressible woman named Fritzi takes on the job of running her family’s filling station. Soon truck drivers are changing their routes to fill up at the All-Girl Filling Station. Then, Fritzi sees an opportunity for an even more groundbreaking adventure. As Sookie learns about the adventures of the girls at the All-Girl Filling Station, she finds herself with new inspiration for her own life.

Fabulous, fun-filled, spanning decades and generations, and centered on a little-known aspect of America’s twentieth-century story, The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion is another irresistible novel by the remarkable Fannie Flagg.

369 pages.

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  • Chris

    Sorry but I cannot make today's meeting. I have a nasty cold that I don't think you'd like me to share.

    I enjoyed the book and found it very entertaining. I will miss hearing everyone's review of the book.

    September 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry can't make it either something has come up with my very old dog.

    September 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately I'm not going to be able to make tomorrow's meeting. I too have read and enjoyed the book. However, after a short stay in the hospital this week, I'm not up to coming. Hope to be back before long.

    September 5, 2014

    • Elizabeth

      Oh no! Hope you are on the mend.

      September 5, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks, Elizabeth. Planning to start physical therapy next week, so things will hopefully continue to improve. :)

      September 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm not going to be able to make it after all. How disappointing since I read the book and everything. I'll try to catch you all next month :)

    September 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I won't make it. I enjoyed the story every much.

    September 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I plan to arrive on time.

    September 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I like the book.

    August 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a conflict with the 10:30 start as I'm just at the end of another thing. So I will arrive late!

    August 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't make it either. Would anyone be willing to be the host? It is at the library, you just have to lead introductions and such.

    August 4, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I should be able to do it. I plan on attending unless something comes up.

      August 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    A really nice book! The characters and humor are so enjoyable. True Fannie Flagg gem! Hope to see you all but I am having shoulder replacement surgery! Yikes! in August. Have a great summer everyone.

    1 · July 2, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'll be sending rapid recovery thoughts your way, MJ. Good luck!

      August 4, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hope it goes well!

      August 4, 2014

  • Elizabeth

    Hi all - I will be coming back from Portland, OR and thus cannot make it. Hope you have fun!

    August 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a hard copy of this book, if anyone wants to borrow it.

    August 3, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'd like to borrow it if it hasn't been spoken for.

      August 3, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm going to b in Sterling on Tuesday evening. Perhaps we can arrange to meet

      August 3, 2014

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