The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop (Whistle Stop, AL #2) by Fannie Flagg

The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop
.ePUB, 240 pages
Expected publication: October 27th 2020 by Random House Publishing Group

About the Book:
Bud Threadgoode grew up in the bustling little railroad town of Whistle Stop 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 fun and famous fried green tomatoes. And as Bud often said of his childhood to his daughter Ruthie, “How lucky can you get?” But sadly, as the railroad yards shut down and Whistle Stop 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 what has become of his beloved Whistle Stop. In so doing, he discovers new friends, as well as surprises about Idgie’s life, about Ninny Threadgoode and other beloved Fannie Flagg characters, and 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 really go home again?

My Review:
I was so happy to be able to visit The Whistle Stop Cafe again. I love Fried Green Tomato's so much and just HAD to have the second book. Ms. Flagg is still at her heartwarming best and I have read everything she has written. There are not many author's I can say that about. The book is a quick and easy read, with short chapters, that tell us about the past and the present.

Not many books make me laugh out loud but Fannie Flagg's wonderful latest novel did! It's a real page turner and brimming full of fun and kindness. The characters are real and flawed and just like us and somehow things always turn out for the best. Although this book isn't nearly as good as the first one, I found it inspiring and satisfying. A perfect read for anytime but particularly during these challenging times.

Thank you NetGalley, Fannie Flagg and Random House Publishing Group for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.

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