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The All-girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
  

The All-girl Filling Station's Last Reunion

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Just sit down and wallow in the glorious comfort of this book. It is small-town America which Fannie Flagg is so good at. It stars Sookie, a sweet, slightly dippy, 59-year old who discovers she is not only adopted but also 60! She goes in search of her roots. What she finds is truly lovely. She actually is able to meet up with some family members and go to the filling station reunion of the title. There are stories from the family going back to the war years and the details of serving WASPS is fascinating. All in all a perfect gem.

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Synopsis

The All-girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg

With all the men off to war, Fritzi and her sisters must learn men's work, from fixing flats to driving the tow truck. Wearing smart little caps, short skirts and roller skates, they fly round the forecourt of The All-Girl's Filling Station. But it's wartime, and the sisters' peace won't last long. In Clear Point, Alabama, the only war Mrs Sookie Earl knows about is the one she's waging against the Blue Jays in her garden. But then one day a package arrives. Its contents knock Sookie sideways. Feeling like a stranger in her own life, Sookie's search for answers takes her back to the 1940s and four irrepressible sisters whose wartime adventures force them to reimagine who they are, and what they are capable of.

Reviews

Flagg is a writer of great warmth and wisdom... A richly imagined family saga -- Kate Saunders The Times More heart than a shopful of Valentine cards and some absolutely wonderful characters... A warm, funny riff on family and identity -- Wendy Holden Daily Mail Wonderfully entertaining Sainsbury's Magazine Good fun... Southern manners, indomitable broads, smelling salts and rip-roaring adventure Optima Magazine A wonderfully warm and moving read Daily Mail


About the Author

Fannie Flagg

Fannie Flagg, film, TV and stage actress, writer, producer and performer, is the bestselling author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café (filmed with her own awardwinning screenplay), Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man, Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! and Standing in the Rainbow.

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Book Info

Publication date

13th March 2014

Author

Fannie Flagg

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Publisher

Chatto & Windus an imprint of Vintage Publishing

Format

Hardback
368 pages

Categories

Family Drama
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780701188931

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