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The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion

Label
The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion
Title
The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion
Statement of responsibility
Fannie Flagg
Title variation
All-Girl Filling Stations last reunion
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Language
eng
Summary
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERLook 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 HannahFrom the Trade Paperback edition
Summary
A novel spanning decades, generations and America in the 1940s and today, centers around five women who worked in a Phillips 66 gas station during the WWII years
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10221730
Cataloging source
BT
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Flagg, Fannie
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
  • Humor (Fiction)
Target audience
adult
Label
The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:a516ae3d-af25-4826-ae1f-973f10924666
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780812994636
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:a516ae3d-af25-4826-ae1f-973f10924666
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780812994636
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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