The day Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison opened the Whistle Stop Cafe, the town took a turn for the better. It was the depression and that cafe was a home from home for many of us. You could get eggs, grits, bacon, ham, coffee and a smile for 25 cents. Ruth was just the sweetest girl you ever met. And Idgie, she was a character, all right. You never saw anyone so headstrong. But how anybody could have thought she murdered that man is beyond me. "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe" is a mouth-watering tale of love, laughter and mystery. It will lift your spirits and above all it'll remind you of the secret to life: friends, Best friends.
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UK Kirkus review
A middle-aged housewife has her stagnant life reshaped by an inspiring octogenarian, who recounts the story of the women who ran the Whistle Stop Cafe in Whistle Stop, Alabama, in the 1930s. Food, friendship and murder combine to make this an entertaining and comic novel which was made into a hugely popular film by Jon Avnet in 1992, starring the late Jessica Tandy and Kathy Bates. (Kirkus UK)