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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe Summary
Fannie Flagg

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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe Summary

Plot Summary

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café is the story of the town of Whistle Stop, Alabama, and its residents over the course of three generations. Most of the story centers on Ruth Jamison and Idgie Threadgoode, two best friends (and assumed lovers) who impacted the lives of everyone in their community. The story is told both in present tense, from the 1920’s – 1940’s, when the events occurred, and in past tense, when Ninny Threadgoode relives those events by retelling them to her friend, Evelyn Crouch, in the 1980’s.

When Idgie Threadgoode is a child in the 1920’s, she is profoundly affected when her older brother, Buddy, is killed in a train accident. She doesn’t think she will ever love anyone again, and becomes somewhat of a wild, rebellious child until the summer that she meets Ruth Jamison, a visiting Sunday school teacher, and falls head-over-heels...

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