Everything you need to understand or teach The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg.
The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion is a novel by Fannie Flagg that revolves around the character of middle-aged Sookie Poole. Sookie thinks her life will settle down with all the children moved out of the house, but a registered letter changes her life forever when she learns she is adopted. In searching to learn about her biological family, Sookie finds her roots in an incredible patriotic Polish family that turned out four World War II pilots. Learning about her past helps Sookie deal with her eccentric mother. Upset about not accomplishing anything by the time she turned 60, Sookie resolves her issues with Lenore by learning about her new family. The novel explores themes of heritage, family, and gender inequality.