The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop

The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop

The beloved author returns to the small town at the heart of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Caf� with a heartwarming novel about secrets of youth rediscovered, hometown memories, and everyday magic.

Bud Threadgoode grew up in the bustling little railroad town of Whistle Stop, Alabama, with his mother Ruth, church going and proper, and his Aunt Idgie, the fun-loving hell-raiser. Together they ran the town's popular Whistle Stop Cafe, known far and wide for its friendly, fun, and famous "Fried Green Tomatoes." And as Bud often said to his daughter Ruthie, of his childhood, "How lucky can you get?"

But sadly, as the railroad yards shut down and the town became a ghost town, nothing was left but boarded-up buildings and memories of a happier time.

Then one day, Bud decides to take one last trip, just to see where his beloved Whistle Stop used to be. In so doing, he discovers new friends, new surprises about Idgie's life, and about Ninny Threadgoode, Evelyn Couch, other beloved Flagg characters, and also about the town itself. He also sets off a series of events, both touching and inspiring, which change his life and the lives of his daughter and many others. Could these events all be just coincidences? Or something else? And can you go home again?

Title:The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop
ISBN:9780593133842
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  • Tina

    This is a historical fiction. This is an update on the characters from the Fried Green Tomatoes book. This is a slow moving book with short chapters. The first part I found a little boring, but the en...

  • Cheri

    This story begins in November of 1938, inside the Train Station in Birmingham, Alabama, followed by a brief glimpse at both Whistle Stop, and a little boy and his dog running alongside the train. If y...

  • Kerrin Parris

    Have you ever wondered what happened to Evelyn Couch, along with Idgie, Buddy Jr., and Ninny Threadgoode? If so, The Wonder Boy of Whistlestop will answer those questions for you and other fans of Fri...

  • Theresa Alan

    This is a cute, fast, sweet novel. It was difficult to get into the story because for the first third of the novel, there is no actual story. It just bounces around from different times in history fro...

  • Lori

    Disappointing... I was excited to see that Fannie Flagg had written a new novel updating us all on characters from her wildly successful novel Fried Green Tomatoes. Unfortunately, nothing about this w...

  • Linden

    The small town of Whistle Stop, AL has its share of characters. There’s Dot the postmistress, Opal from the beauty shop, and of course Ruth and Idgie who run the café with son Buddy. The chapters f...

  • Peggy

    Review to follow. ...

  • Amber Brown

    BACK IN WHISTLE STOP AHHHHHHH...

  • Mama Cass

    Fried Green Tomatoes remains where it has been since the first day I read it, still in my top 5 books (and movies) of all time. I have read all of Fannie's books, and while I do love the Elmwood Sprin...

  • Kat

    Variation on a song...What the world needs now, is Flagg, sweet Flagg.... As we continue to slog our way through this crapfest of a year, we need a break. Fannie Flagg to the rescue. Mid-April I was r...