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Forum nameReading Challenges, 2010
Topic subjectFried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
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861, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
Posted by bonniers, Tue Jul-06-10 09:29 AM
This bestseller from the 80's is a wonderful tale of life in the rural south. The main thread is the deepening friendship between a middle-aged woman and an old woman she visits in the nursing home. The old woman's memories and her comments on the present day tie together a fairly complicated timeline told through newspaper articles, newsletters, and active scenes from many points of view.

Younger readers might find the women's-empowerment plot line a bit dated -- but considering the way the pendulum has swung recently, maybe not. It'll look quite familiar to women of menopausal age...