Friday, 8 November 2013

Book Beginnings On Fridays (The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion)

Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted by Rose City Reader and as she says the idea of this meme is for you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name. There's a linky list on the website and you can use #BookBeginnings on Twitter.

 

My book beginning is The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg

 

A few years ago, if someone had told me that I would be at this reunion today, I wouldn't have believed them in a million years....And yet, here I am! - Mrs Earle Poole Jr. 

 The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion: A Novel



This is the latest novel by Fannie Flagg and I have a review copy from Netgalley. I've only just started it but I have enjoyed all of her books that I have read so I'm looking forward to this one.

Book Blurb:

Mrs. Sookie Poole of Point Clear, Alabama, has just married off the last of her three daughters and is looking forward to relaxing and perhaps traveling with her husband, Earle. The only thing left to contend with now is her mother, the formidable and imposing Lenore Simmons Krackenberry—never an easy task. 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 shocking 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.

Feeling like a stranger in her own life, and fearful of confronting her mother with questions, 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. With so many men off to war, it’s up to Fritzi and her enterprising younger sisters to keep it going. Soon truck drivers are changing their routes to fill up at the All-Girl Filling Station. But before long, Fritzi sees an opportunity for an even more groundbreaking adventure when she receives a life-changing invitation from the U.S. military to assist in the war effort. As Sookie learns more and more about Fritzi’s story, she finds herself with new answers to the questions she’s been asking her whole life.
 

2 comments:

  1. I've read one other Fannie Flagg novel and loved it...and enjoyed the movie Fried Green Tomatoes. This introduction really drew me in and I am putting this book on my TBR list right now.

    What I'm reading: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/11/friday-focus-friday-56-book-beginnings_8.html

    Catherine @ Book Club Librarian

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  2. Sounds fun. Fannie Flagg is a good author.

    ENJOY, and thanks for sharing.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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