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The All-girl Filling Station's Last Reunion

A Novel
Flagg, Fannie (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The All-girl Filling Station's Last Reunion


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Spanning decades, generations, and America in the 1940s and today, this novel is a fun-loving mystery about an Alabama woman today, and five women who in 1943 worked in a Phillips 66 gas station, during the WWII years. 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. This is a riveting, fun story of two families, set in both present day America and during World War II, filled with the author's trademark funny voice and storytelling magic. -- Provided by publisher.
Authors: Flagg, Fannie
Title: The all-girl filling station's last reunion
a novel
Publisher: New York :, Random House,, [2013]
Edition: First Edition.
Characteristics: 347 pages ;,25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: Spanning decades, generations, and America in the 1940s and today, this novel is a fun-loving mystery about an Alabama woman today, and five women who in 1943 worked in a Phillips 66 gas station, during the WWII years. 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. This is a riveting, fun story of two families, set in both present day America and during World War II, filled with the author's trademark funny voice and storytelling magic. -- Provided by publisher.
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ISBN: 9781400065943
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Report This Apr 23, 2014
  • sjank rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Historical Fiction

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  • lpodell rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Light, fun

Report This Feb 22, 2014
  • booklady413 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

This book was funny, and I enjoyed learning about women who helped the war effort during WWII as WASP's or Women Air Force Service Pilots. It was an interesting read.

Report This Dec 26, 2013
  • LaughingOne rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fannie Flagg has done it again! Another great story full of Southern characters, with a northern twist. I love how she intertwined history from WW2 into a present-day mystery. At the age of 60+, Sookie learns how to be herself more and more, and to understand that others do not consider her a weak, nothing-kind of person. It's never too late to learn such things. Brava Fannie Flagg!

I enjoyed this book. I loved reading about family life during World War II. I also liked how the main present-day character, Sookie, grew stronger emotionally. I now understand her deal with Blue Jays!

Report This Nov 26, 2013
  • lemonweaver rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wonderful Book I first heard of this particuliar WWII subject in another wonderful book Velva Jean Learns to Fly by Jennifer Niven.

Report This Nov 11, 2013
  • onestar rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fannie Flagg never disappoints. Start to finish it's a story to wrap yourself in and learn some history along the way. The characters are always entertaining with lessons of life to apply and appreciate. Her characters live long after the pages are turned. Another great story from Fannie Flagg.

Report This Nov 08, 2013
  • Goldilocks51 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is another reason to read all of Fannie Flagg's books. A total joy to read, the main character evokes so much empathy, such a good story and also a history lesson of women flying in the 2nd world war in america. Recommend all her books to anyone who wants a great read.

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