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Fannie Flagg, author of The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop

Bud Threadgoode grew up in the bustling little railroad town of Whistle Stop with his mother, Ruth, and his Aunt Idgie. Together they ran the town’s popular Whistle Stop Cafe, known far and wide for its fun and famous fried green tomatoes. 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 and the town itself. He also sets off a series of events that change his life and the lives of his daughter and many others.

Week of August 2, 2021

Paperback releases for the week of August 2nd include THE GUEST LIST by Lucy Foley, a deliciously wicked and atmospheric thriller reminiscent of Agatha Christie about a wedding celebration that turns dark and deadly; AFTERSHOCKS, a deeply felt memoir from Whiting Award winner Nadia Owusu about the push and pull of belonging, the seismic emotional toll of family secrets, and the heart it takes to pull through; C. J. Box's DARK SKY, which finds Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett accompanying a Silicon Valley CEO on a hunting trip --- but he soon learns that he himself may be the hunted; V2, Robert Harris' WWII thriller about a German rocket engineer, a former actress turned British spy, and the Nazi rocket program; and THE SMALLEST LIGHTS IN THE UNIVERSE, a probing and invigoratingly honest book from Sara Seager, an MIT astrophysicist who must reinvent herself in the wake of tragedy and discovers the power of connection on this planet, even as she searches our galaxy for another Earth.