Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe Book Summary and Study Guide

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Evelyn Couch feels isolated and condemned by the world, but she gains strength through Mrs. Threadgoode who she meets in a nursing home. Mrs. Threadgoode tells her the story of Whistle Stop which gives her strength in her own life. A friendship grows between the two of them and Evelyn is pulled back to the time when the Whistle Stop Cafe thrived. In the story of the people of Whistle Stop there is the heroic story of tragedy, rebirth, and institutions. The survival of life gives Evelyn hope in her own life to find her own peace.
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The review of this Book prepared by Amanda Rue

A middle-age woman wondering what she is supposed to be finds an unlikely ally in the nursing home she hates to visit. Through her friend's eyes she learns of a time when people were able to simply be themselves... and draws on their strength and courage to dig out the real Evelyn.
The review of this Book prepared by Natalie Spencer Davis

There are different types of chapters - one is a woman in a nursing home (1980s) telling a 40ish insecure woman about her small hometown of Whistle Stop, another type of chapter is the story she is telling. In Whistle Stop there is racism, bonding, families, and the occasional murder with a "heart-warming" but humourous story. Book the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" is based upon.
The review of this Book prepared by Rachel Blumenfeld

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes Woman's story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   8 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee    -   very gullible, like Gomer Pyle

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   rape/molest Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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