|Plot Summary of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe|
|"There are different types of chapters - one is a woman in a nursing home (1980s) telling a 40ish insecure woman about her small hometown of Whistle Stop, another type of chapter is the story she is telling. In Whistle Stop there is racism, bonding, families, and the occasional murder with a "heart-warming" but humourous story. Book the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" is based upon."
Rachel Blumenfeld, Resident Scholar
|"A middle-age woman wondering what she is supposed to be finds an unlikely ally in the nursing home she hates to visit. Through her friend's eyes she learns of a time when people were able to simply be themselves... and draws on their strength and courage to dig out the real Evelyn."
Natalie Spencer Davis, Resident Scholar
|"Evelyn Couch feels isolated and condemned by the world, but she gains strength through Mrs. Threadgoode who she meets in a nursing home. Mrs. Threadgoode tells her the story of Whistle Stop which gives her strength in her own life. A friendship grows between the two of them and Evelyn is pulled back to the time when the Whistle Stop Cafe thrived. In the story of the people of Whistle Stop there is the heroic story of tragedy, rebirth, and institutions. The survival of life gives Evelyn hope in her own life to find her own peace. "
Amanda Rue, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- soggy whimpering jelly muffin
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 8 ()
- Deep South
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- dumb Rednecks, like Gomer Pyle
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- rape/molest (yeech!)
- a lot of flashback and forwards
- No single main character?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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