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 Cafe 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
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780593133842
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  • Paromjit

    I don't mind admitting that I was apprehensive of reading Fannie Flagg's return to Whistle Stop in Alabama, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is a beloved favourite, and I was psyching mys...

  • 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...

  • Regina

    Reading "The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop" is like taking a meandering Sunday drive with old friends in a pink Cadillac down a scenic rural highway to a cafe in your childhood hometown, where you miss a...

  • 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 P

    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...

  • Vonda

    I was so excited to get this ARC and the story was so much better than I even expected! Make sure to read Whistle Stop Cafe before this one as this one is a follow up that ties everything up nicely. F...

  • Brina

    Flagg has penned this long awaited sequel to Fried Green Tomatoes for her fans. Whatever ever did happen to the unforgettable characters from Whistle Stop when the trains stopped running and the cafe ...

  • Carole

    The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop by Fannie Flagg is the sequel of the popular Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. The problem with sequels is that they rarely live up to the original and unfo...