The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion - Fannie Flagg

The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion

By Fannie Flagg

  • Release Date: 2013-11-05
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 665 Ratings

Description

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The one and only Fannie Flagg, beloved author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven, and I Still Dream About You, is at her hilarious and superb best in this new comic mystery novel about two women who are forced to reimagine who they are.

Mrs. Sookie Poole of Point Clear, Alabama, has just married off the last of her daughters and is looking forward to relaxing and perhaps traveling with her husband, Earle. The only thing left to contend with is her mother, the formidable Lenore Simmons Krackenberry. Lenore may be a lot of fun for other people, but is, for the most part, an overbearing presence for her daughter. Then one day, quite by accident, Sookie discovers a secret about her mother’s past that knocks her for a loop and suddenly calls into question everything she ever thought she knew about herself, her family, and her future.

Sookie begins a search for answers that takes her to California, the Midwest, and back in time, to the 1940s, when an irrepressible woman named Fritzi takes on the job of running her family’s filling station. Soon truck drivers are changing their routes to fill up at the All-Girl Filling Station. Then, Fritzi sees an opportunity for an even more groundbreaking adventure. As Sookie learns about the adventures of the girls at the All-Girl Filling Station, she finds herself with new inspiration for her own life.

Fabulous, fun-filled, spanning decades and generations, and centered on a little-known aspect of America’s twentieth-century story, The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion is another irresistible novel by the remarkable Fannie Flagg.

Praise for The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion

“A beautifully told tale, world-class humor, and characters who live forever in a grateful reader’s world. Fannie Flagg keeps getting better and better. The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion proves it.”—Pat Conroy

“If all the self-help books that promote ways to ‘find yourself’ were stacked in an enormous pile . . . none would approach the sweet wisdom with which Flagg infuses The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion.”Richmond Times-Dispatch

“It’s Flagg’s pleasure to hit her characters with several happy endings, but the real happiness is that she’s given us another lovable—and quirky—novel.”—The Washington Post

Reviews

  • Loved it

    5
    By Swooof
    I loved this heart-warming, well-written book from first to last page. It’s easy to read and to identify with the characters. The history regarding the WASPs/WWII was fascinating. If you enjoy reading historical fiction with a lot of fluff and humor, I highly recommend it. Great book for a weekend or a day at the pool or beach.
  • The all Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion

    4
    By Duzeyes
    It took me awhile to get drawn into this book. I am glad I kept on reading. It became enjoyable and hard to put down.
  • Great read

    4
    By Nolo14
    Hard to put down. Wonderfully written story. Another Fanny Flagg favorite
  • The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion -Excellent!

    5
    By Debwb
    The book is fun! The details are exquisite and the theme is thought provoking.
  • The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion

    5
    By 1806dross
    I love Fannie Flagg! This book will hopefully be made into a movie. I certainly begs to be. As a southerner, I always appreciate the author's perspective.
  • Well worth the read

    5
    By Trish th Dish
    Absolutely loved it. Fanny has away with creating the most interesting characters. Also I like the fact that she shares this part of women's flight history that you seldom read or hear about. Well done. Can hardly wait for the next one.
  • The All Girl Filling Station Last Reunion

    5
    By Mswestie
    What a delight this was. I was caught a few times laughing out loud while reading at a restaurant I go to each morning alone. I wish there was a sequel, I didn't want it to end
  • The all girl filling stations last reunion

    4
    By Ginapsano
    This was a very light hearted easy read! I enjoyed getting behind the women and their ability to step in and help our nation during the war. I liked the twist and turns in the book! I recommend it highly!
  • The All-Girl filling station’s last reunion

    5
    By jonilane
    Enjoyable book. Laughed out loud several times. Close to the top of my list of favorites of Fannie Flagg.
  • The all girl filling station's last reunion

    5
    By Lebanon lovely
    I loved this book. It was so refreshing to read about the women of the WASP and their contribution to the war effort. Fannie Flagg. Has don't it again. Love her writing.