A Jazzy Little Book Club
The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop by Fannie Flagg
Bud Threadgoode grew up in the bustling little railroad town of Whistle Stop, Alabama, with his mother Ruth, church-going and proper, and his Aunt Idgie, the fun-loving hell-raiser. Together they ran the town’s popular Whistle Stop Cafe, known far and wide for its friendly, fun, and famous “Fried Green Tomatoes.” And as Bud often said to his daughter Ruthie, of his childhood, “How lucky can you get?” But sadly, as the railroad yards shut down and the town 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 where his beloved Whistle Stop used to be. In so doing, he also sets off a series of events, both touching and inspiring, which change his life and the lives of his daughter and many others. Could these events all be just coincidences? Or something else? And can you go home again?
Please call the NSC office at 816-452-4536 and ask for TJ. The Book Club will be held via conference call. We will contact you with the meeting number and password to join the book club.Â
Book Pick Up-
Call Mid-continent Public Library, Antioch branch at 816-454-1306 and tell them you are with the Jazzy Little Book Club at Northland Shepherd’s Center. The address to Antioch Mid-continent Public Library is 6060 N Chestnut, Gladstone, MO 64119. Curb side pick up is available.