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The Unimpaired Town's Talking: A Novel
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The bestselling author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is at her superb best in this fun-loving, moving novel about what it means to be truly alive.

New York Times Bestseller • Southern Book Prize Winner

Elmwood Springs, Missouri, is a small town like any other, but something strange is happening at the cemetery. Still Meadows, as it’s called, is anything but still. Original, profound, The Whole Town’s Talking, a novel in the tradition of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town and Flagg’s own Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven, tells the story of Lordor Nordstrom, his Swedish mail-order bride, Katrina, and their neighbors and descendants as they live, love, die, and carry on in mysterious and surprising ways.

Lordor Nordstrom created, in his wisdom, not only a lively town and a prosperous legacy for himself but also a beautiful final resting place for his family, friends, and neighbors yet to come. “Resting place” turns out to be a bit of a misnomer, however. Odd things begin to happen, and it starts the whole town talking.

With her wild imagination, great storytelling, and deep understanding of folly and the human heart, the beloved Fannie Flagg tells an unforgettable story of life, afterlife, and the remarkable goings-on of ordinary people. In The Whole Town’s Talking, she reminds us that community is vital, life is a gift, and love never dies.

Praise for The Whole Town’s Talking

“A witty multigenerational saga . . . [Fannie] Flagg’s down-home wisdom, her affable humor and her long view of life offer a pleasant respite in nerve-jangling times.”People
 
“Fannie Flagg at her best.”The Florida Times-Union
 
“If there’s one thing Fannie Flagg can do better than anybody else, it’s tell a story, and she outdoes herself in The Whole Town’s Talking. . . . Brilliant . . . equally on the level as her famous Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe.”The Newport Plain Talk
 
“Delightful.”—The Washington Post

“A ringing affirmation of love, community and life itself.”Richmond Times-Dispatch
The All-Filly Filling Station's Last Reunion: A Novel
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The All-Filly Filling Station's Last Reunion: A Novel by Flagg, Fannie
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.

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

“Flagg is at her South-skewering best. . . . A chuckle-while-reading book.”The Mobile Press-Register

“The kind of story that keeps readers turning pages in a fever . . . There are plot twists, adventure, heartbreak, and familial love in spades.”Publishers Weekly
 
“Fannie flies high, and her fans will enjoy the ride. . . . A charming story written with wit and empathy . . . just the right blend of history and fiction.”Kirkus Reviews

“Fannie Flagg is a fantastic storyteller. She surprises the reader in every chapter with unexpected twists and turns. The only problem I had with this fascinating story is that it ended too soon. I can’t wait for her next book.”—Carol Burnett
 
The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion is an absolute joy to read, full of Fannie Flagg's trademark humor, warmth, tenderness, and heart.”—Kristin Hannah
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A Conversation with Fannie Flagg and Pat Conroy

Teresa Weaver of Atlanta Magazine caught up with bestselling authors Fannie Flagg and Pat Conroy to talk about their newest novels.

Teresa Weaver: These two books are very different in so many ways, but at the heart of both, it really is all about family. Fannie, you managed to tell the whole history of the Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs) through one extraordinary family. What kind of research did you do for this book?

Fannie Flagg: I read almost every book that was written about them and talked to a lot of them.

TW: What drew you to this subject?

FF: There's a restaurant in Birmingham called the Whistle Stop Café, the café that I wrote Fried Green Tomatoes about. I happened to call the café one day, because I'm friends with the owner, and she said, “Oh! We’ve got a group of gals here having lunch that used to fly military planes. They were WASPs.” I said, “That’s fabulous. Let me buy them lunch.” They started writing me letters and sending me books about them. I always wanted to write about them, but I couldn't figure out how. I had to create another story going on — one, a southern family, which of course I always write about, and one, the story of the WASPs.

TW: Pat, after all the autobiographical breadcrumbs that you dropped in your fiction over the years, now you finally tell the full, unvarnished story of your family. How difficult was that?

Pat Conroy: With my book, I'm dealing with my father, the most Yankeefied man that ever lived, and my mother, the most falsely classical southerner. Everything about my mother that she said was from the old South, the aristocratic South, was completely and utterly false, as I found out when I wrote this book.

But these two people got married in World War II and that's how lives get changed. The pilot from Chicago met the beauty on Peachtree Road and they got married and produced one of the most horrible families that ever lived in America.

FF: Every time I finish one of Pat's books, I want to take all of my books, burn them, change my name and move to another country. He stuns me with his clarity, his honesty about writing about what is so close to him. I was so close to a bad childhood that I blotted it out.

But Pat is absolutely brilliant. I don't know how he does it, remembering details like scenes in a movie. And this new book, I just sobbed. It was stunning.

TW: It's difficult to read at some points because it is so honest and so hard to imagine living through.

PC: Dad drank and then he beat you and he beat mom and he beat everybody else. What dad was good at was making all of us alcoholics later. The memory of that was seared in my memory, and I could not get rid of it.

Now, to answer Fannie, when I read her books, I think, why wasn't I a woman born in Alabama? Hilarious stories happened to me, but my stories don't seem hilarious to me; they seem simply out of King Lear. I just read Fannie's book and I'm roaring laughing. Then she always hits me with a part that breaks my heart.

TW: Fannie, there's such a sweet natured appeal to the characters in your novels. Have you written many really mean or despicable characters?

FF: Oh, yes. In Fried Green Tomatoes there was Frank Bennett. In this one, too, there's a bad guy. But usually I don't. I don't know why.

But I want to talk about these dysfunctional childhoods. I think people are always asking why southern writers do this so well. I'm working on a theory. I think the thing that injures people the most is humiliation. Most people don't know, or choose not to remember, that the south was the only part of the United States that was ever defeated in war. And so we were humiliated. That is a wound that doesn't heal. All the Southerners had was their so-called family name. That's all they had left. Being humiliated injures people, and it makes you want to explain yourself and keep saying but, but, but, but, but.

TW: What do you think of that, Pat?

PC: I agree. There's something about the storytelling mystique that comes out of the South. My mother and grandmother raised me to hate William Tecumseh Sherman. I didn't even know who he was. But he burned Atlanta. I read about Sherman while I was at [the Citadel] and I thought, good soldier. I told my mother this and she said she would never speak to me again if I ever mentioned a word.

Fannie can write that bad South. This gal Lenore in her new book, you know, southern womanhood has rarely been so roasted or put over the grill so well. That woman drove me nuts.

TW: I think we've all known a Lenore. Fannie, do any people from your real life ever make their way into your novels?

FF: Yes. Lenore, the southern matriarch, was based very closely on my grandmother and my mother's relationship. Sookie is a combination of gals I went to school with. I think I write about the South because the characters down there are so bigger than life, that it's easy for me. People go “Oh, there can't be people like that.” But Pat and I know there really are.

TW: Fannie, you divide your time between California and Alabama, but do you still think of yourself as a southern writer?

FF: Yes, I do. Even when I am writing about another area, I am still writing with a southern point of view. I always write about southerners. I think it's like being in a different country.

TW: Pat, you talk in your book about how you wanted this to be a kind of summing up of all the family drama. Do you feel better now that you've written this book?

PC: No. I thought I would, and I thought I would make my family feel better. But I'm racing now from relatives, my southern branch who come from Piedmont, Alabama. I'm worried about the cousinry coming at me. The Irish Catholics, dad's family in Chicago: I sort of don't know how they're going to take it. If the past is any prologue, they will take it badly, and they will hate me for the rest of their lives, and no one will be named Patrick in the next hundred years in my family.

But it's funny about a bad childhood, you can mess around with it, throw it up in the air. It's got an amazing second life that is always springing to life inside you. I don't think you can ever escape it. It's always going to be there in some way, shape or form. I can write a thousand books and it's still going to be the thing that fashioned me more than anything else.

Update to the Reading Challenge 2016 Running List

Right now I am sitting at 58% of 2016's purchases being read but I want to be up closer to the top end of the goal by the end of the year. As for going back to June 2015, the story is a little bleaker at this point dropping my score to 40%. (I kinda went nuts with some really good sale books at my library and on bookoutlet last year apparently. ) This count includes the couple of books I didn't finish. I'm just at a point in reading where if I'm not into it by a certain point I'm moving on. . Back at the beginning of January I decided this year I wanted to really read through the piles of books that I already own. In perusing different challenges on pinterest I finally decided on the Read the Books You Buy Challenge. Perfect because it was to set a percentage goal on not only actually reading the books you purchase in 2016 but it allowed you to go back to June 2015. . I decided I would just post a little update each month or so adding any new books I buy and... I'm trying hard not to drop by the adult section of the library too often as that always tends to throw out the window all my good intentions of trying to make the piles of books in my closet a little smaller. I cannot resist bringing home more from the library and then my books take a back seat as there is a deadline on the library books. Books purchased June 2015 - December 2015. I think it was you who got me started on Charles Martin (listening to Water From My Heart now). I realize I haven't bought any books in years. My aunt used to funnel them to me (she has great library sales in her town) and I'd borrow ebooks from the library. Plus, with my commute, I've a pile of audiobooks to listen to (library and Audible). Source: Living to Tell the Story

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  • Former owner of Irondale Café dies; Fannie Flagg mourns 'dear friend'

    10/14/16 ,via AL.com

    The locally renowned restaurant started to achieve wider fame in 1987 with the publication of the novel, "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café," by Birmingham-born writer Fannie Flagg. The novel was made into the popular movie "Fried Green 

  • PRH Drives Fan Engagement with Open Houses, Retreats

    11/02/16 ,via Publishers Weekly

    In addition to the giveaways, there will be an onsite bookstore and a full day of programming with numerous bestselling authors, including Trevor Noah, George Saunders, Alice Hoffman, John Meecham, Fannie Flagg, Allison Pataki, Laura McHugh, Sana 

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The next book discussion will be on December 7th at 12:30. Our next book is A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg. https://t.co/MoU0Pk1J4M 11/03/16, @CarnegiePublic
I wonder how many people don't get the one they want, but end up with the one they're supposed to be with. Fannie Flagg #quote 11/03/16, @Kaitlyngirl1963

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  • The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion: A Novel by Fannie Flagg | Conversation Starters

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    The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion: A Novel by Fannie Flagg | Conversation Starters A Brief Look Inside: As she approaches her 60th birthday, Sookie seems to have this life thing figured out. She is married with four grown children, and her biggest concern is trying to get her overbearing mother to move into a nursing home. Then one day, Sookie learns a family secret that causes her to rethink her entire existence. Readers go on a journey across the country and back in time with Sookie in her quest to find her true identity. Fannie Flagg manages to mix fiction and history in this soul-searching, heartwarming, and funny New York Times bestseller... Create Hours of Conversation To: • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience of The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

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  • Sammy Brown Library book mark for November

    11/03/16 ,via www.panolawatchman.com

    "The Whole Town is Talking" by Fannie Flagg is a fun-loving, moving novel about what it means to be truly alive. With her wild imagination, great storytelling, and deep understanding of folly and the human heart, the beloved Fannie Flagg tells an ...

  • Fox Island Museum highlights women veterans in new exhibit

    11/02/16 ,via Tacoma News Tribune

    Museum volunteers Gail Jones and Virdie Golliher put the exhibit together — titled “A Salute to What Women Bring to the Fight” — after reading “The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion” by Fannie Flagg for their book club. “On Veterans ...

  • 5 Ways We Cope With Depression That Could Make It Worse

    11/02/16 ,via iheartintelligence.com

    Everyone’s depression is different, so everyone’s treatment needs to be different as well. Find what works for you. As Fannie Flagg urged us all, “Don’t give up before the miracle happens”.

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Fannie Flagg - Wikipedia

Fannie Flagg (born Patricia Neal; September 21, 1944) is an American actress, comedian and author. She is best known as a semi-regular panelist on the 1973–82 ...

Fannie Flagg

Fannie Flagg is the New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man; Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe; Welcome to the World...

Fannie Flagg - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre

Fannie Flagg; Fannie Flagg en 1972: Información personal; Nombre de nacimiento: Patricia Neal : Nacimiento: 21 de septiembre de 1944 Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.

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Fannie Flagg, Self: Match Game 73. Fannie Flagg was born on September 21, 1944 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA as Patricia Neal. She is an actress and writer, known for ...

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