All-girl Filling Station's Last Reunion

All-girl Filling Station's Last Reunion

A Novel

Large Print - 2013
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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.
Publisher: [New York] : Random House Large Print, [2013]
ISBN: 9780739327364
0739327364
Branch Call Number: L.P. Fic Flag
Characteristics: 475 p. (large print) ; 24 cm.

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jonny_9
Apr 26, 2019

This is the second book of Ms. Flagg's that I've read.. this book kept getting better and better towards the end. Loved hearing about the "WASPS" the government should apologise and give credit where credit's due.. I'm still not sure what the name of Friskies, Priskie is though? lol

DPL_Graham Oct 22, 2018

Funny, heartwarming, and guaranteed to make you laugh and smile. This novel set in Alabama follows Sukie as she learns some life changing news that will forever change how she deals with her domineering southern lady mother. Highly recommended. Fannie Flagg is the reader for the audiobook as well and does a delightful job.

CRRL_MegRaymond Feb 07, 2018

The history of an "all-girl" gas station during the 1940s is a catalyst for a middle-aged woman to re-evaluate her own life.

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Jammy52
Oct 23, 2017

The story started slowly, then it took off running. Each chapter read faster and faster. Interesting alternating chapters between the then and now; enjoyable characters.

I enjoy every Flagg book I've listened to or read. Wish someone would make more movies based on her books...hello Hollywood or Georgia, are you listening????

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Daj_O
Sep 08, 2017

A charming book laced with drama, humor, and history delightfully read by the wonderful Fanny Flagg.

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glotet
Sep 02, 2017

Be patient and press through the beginning. It's worth it. An amazing story with some history based on reality.

JCLMelodyMK Jul 17, 2017

The book begins with a southern lady that finds out by accident that she is adopted, that part was a bit slow .Then the book delved into some of the history of women working during WWll as pilots known as W.A.S.P.S., and the way they were treated, this really peaked my interest. I had never heard this before
A very enjoyable read and a look into the Womens' Airforce Service Pilots.

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jhahn
Jan 21, 2017

I had trouble getting into the story because I was annoyed with our main character's attitude after learning she was adopted. Once the flashbacks to the past started, I really enjoyed the story, especially the information about women pilots in World War II.

ArapahoeWinnie Dec 01, 2016

Excellent narrator! Wouldn't have been as fun without the southern and Wisconsin accents. Entertaining characters make the history of the women pilots in WWII come alive.

ArapahoeLesley Nov 09, 2016

Cute story with a bit of humor, a bit of history, a good narrator and just an all round easy read for a time when anything more would have been too much.

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