Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop CafeBy Fannie Flagg
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- Author: Fannie Flagg
- Binding: Paperback
- Published: 1989-01-01
- Edition: 1
The remarkable story of two Southern friendships. Flagg's novel weaves together the past and the present through the blossoming friendship between Evelyn Couch, a middle-aged housewife, and Ninny Threadgoode, an elderly woman who lives in a nursing home. Every week Evelyn visits Ninny, who tells her stories about memories of her youth in Whistle Stop, Alabama where her sister-in-law Idgie and Idgie's friend Ruth ran a café. These stories, along with Ninny's friendship, enable Evelyn to begin a new, satisfying life while allowing the people and stories of Ninny's youth to live on. The book was also made into a movie.