Fannie Flag brings readers back to Whistle Stop, Alabama, in The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop, her new sequel to Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. The novel follows the life of Bud Threadgoode from the 1930’s to the present day with liberal use of flashbacks. Ruth, Idgie, Ninnie, and Evelyn Couch are all back to help fill in Bud’s life, with help from Bud’s daughter Ruthie and Ruthie’s overbearing mother-in-law. This was a happy read and it was a treat to visit Whistle Stop again. Now I’m off to watch Fried Green Tomatoes.

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