The All-girl Filling Station's Last Reunion

The All-girl Filling Station's Last Reunion

A Novel

Book - 2013
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Spanning decades, generations, and America in the 1940s and today, this 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 she 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, [2013]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781400065943
1400065941
Characteristics: 347 pages ; 25 cm

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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.

AL_WINNIE 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.

AL_LESLEY 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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kfletch
Jul 19, 2016

I'm a Fannie Flagg fan and really enjoyed this book. Good character development - (though the main character seems a little dingy at times) and an interesting plot. I liked the addition of WWII history. Even though the story jumps between places in time and different locations, it was easy to follow in the downloadable audio version. This was a perfect July read. And Fannie does a great job with narration.

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Mletterman
Jun 18, 2016

I thought this was going to just be a light beginning of the summer read, but I actually learned some important history.

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msevinrud
May 24, 2016

Terribly disappointing. I have liked most of Flagg's books but this one was just annoying. After 120 pages, I gave up. A grown woman discovers she was adopted and now she thinks she doesn't know who she is all because she was adopted. She runs around like a ninny. Give this one a pass.

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