The Dighton Library’s Afternoon Book Discussion group is meeting on November 17 at 4:00 to discuss The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg.
From Library Journal: “Alabama sweetheart Sookie Poole has been a loving wife, a caring mother, and, most important, a patient daughter. Her formidable yetailing mother never seemed to approve of her as a child. Now approaching 60, Sookie receives some unexpected news about her past that has her questioning both her family history and her mother’s constant cold shoulder. While searching for answers, Sookie uncovers Fritzi Jurdabralinski, the eldest of four Polish sisters who ran an all-girl gas station during the 1940s in Pulaski, WI. During World War II, Fritzi became a Fly Girl, transporting military aircraft as a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP). After learning of Fritzi’s adventures, Sookie is inspired to reexamine her own life. VERDICT Yet again, Flagg (I Still Dream About You ) delivers a book full of heartwarming charm that is sure to provoke lighthearted laughter. A complex story told simply and honestly, this is an easy read and another treat for Flagg fans.” [See Prepub Alert, 5/13/13.]— Shannon Marie Robinson, Denison Univ. Lib., Granville, OH –Shannon Marie Robinson (Reviewed November 1, 2013) (Library Journal, vol 138, issue 20, p77)
Copies of the book are available at the library, and all are welcome to join the discussion. This book group typically meets on the last Thursday of every month at 4:00.