Book Review: Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg

This Alabama “chick lit” story of women, food, and friendship straddles two time periods and two sets of friendships: the 1920s friendship of Ruth and tomboy Idgie; and the 1980s friendship of lonely housewife Evelyn, and the elderly Ninny. The friendships and interactions between Ninny and Evelyn are sweet, as Ninny shares stories of her sister-in-law, … Continue reading Book Review: Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg

Book Review: The Color Purple by Alice Walker

This classic book, taking place between the 1930s and 1950s, is the story of a young African American child-wife named Celie. The first half of the book is written by Celie in misspelled and grammatically poor diary entries about her struggles with her sexually abusive father, and an abusive husband at age fourteen. The second … Continue reading Book Review: The Color Purple by Alice Walker