By Fannie Flagg
It’s first the story of two women in the 1980s, of gray-headed Mrs. Threadgoode telling her life story to Evelyn, who is in the sad slump of middle age. The tale she tells is also of two women—of the irrepressibly daredevilish tomboy Idgie and her friend Ruth, who back in the thirties ran a little place in Whistle Stop, Alabama, a Southern kind of Cafe Wobegon offering good barbecue and good coffee and all kinds of love and laughter, even an occasional murder.. (From Goodreads.)
What happened at book club…
There’s always something new to learn at book club. But tonight… wowsers!!! Did you know that Dannyville has a… wait for it….CEMETARY… with actual tenants?!! The question is why, and who???? Perhaps it’s for the Costco crowd that don’t make it through the round-a-bout. We also learned a really long word… but can’t remember what it was, what it mean’t or how to say it. But we feel smarter now. Anywhoo, onto the book.
The consensus was that this is a great read that’s well written and very funny. The characters are likeable and interesting – especially Itchy, oops Idgie & Ruth. (If you’ve seen the movie it can’t be read without picturing Jessica Tandy and Cathy Bates sitting in the old age home). It met our craving for a light(ish) story that didn’t make us want to gouge out our own eyeballs. Yay!
The backdrop to our discussion was the A-M-A-Z-I-N-G spread prepared by our host. Oh my, so friggin good. There were no fried green tomatoes, but there were little baby burgers, chicken wings, nachos and chocolate covered mangos. Thank you Peggy for putting your focus where it mattered most – food, rather than discussion questions. 🙂 Oh, and it be clear, you’re not a prostitute like all those other literary Peggys.
We welcomed a new member tonight and were on our very best behaviour – spoke one at a time, stayed on topic… hahhaha…never mind I can’t.. hahahahaha.
A wonderful night wormies! Til next time!