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The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop

Written By: Fannie Flagg Published By: Random House Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                I’m a huge fan of Fannie Flagg’s writing thanks to the movie, Fried Green Tomatoes.  When I discovered that this movie that I have watched hundreds of times was based on a novel, I bought said novel and have read it threeContinue reading “The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop”

The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion

Written By: Fannie Flagg Published By: Random House Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                Sookie Poole has just received a letter that has given us the shock of her life.  All these years, Sookie has believed she was the daughter of Southern Belle Lenore Simmons, an over-the-top and often overbearing woman whom Sookie has never believedContinue reading “The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion”

Just As I Am: A Memoir

Just As I Am: A Memoir By Cicely Tyson with Michelle Burford Published By: HarperCollins Reviewed By: Melissa Minners I’ve been a fan of Cicely Tyson’s work since I watched The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman on television when I was a child.  Since then, I’ve seen a great many of her works, including Roots,Continue reading “Just As I Am: A Memoir”