Theresa Gardiner will review a recently published novel by Fannie Flagg titled “The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion” for the Coffee Cup Bunch of the Friends of the Library. The review will be given at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at the Altus Public Library.
“I choose to review this book for the Coffee Cup Bunch because nearly every chapter made me laugh out loud, and it is full of Southern charm,” Gardiner explained. “Like most of Fannie Flagg’s books, it is full of quirky characters, humor, and underlying tenderness.”
The novel tells the story of Sookie Poole of Alabama who has just married off the last of her daughters and is looking forward to some time for herself. She hopes this will include traveling with her husband Earle. But everything changes when Sookie stumbles on a secret about her mother’s past that sends her reeling. Suddenly she begins questioning everything she thought she knew about herself and her family.
“Sookie’s search for answers helps her reinvent her own life. The book relates the stories of two families whose lives intersect. It’s a fun read that contains life lessons for us all,” Gardiner concluded.
“We are very fortunate to have a community of good local reviewers to call on for our programs, and Theresa is one of the best and always willing to bring a review to us,” commented Jennie Buchanan, program chair for the Coffee Cup Bunch. “Fannie Flagg is one of my favorite authors. So, I’m really looking forward to the duo of Gardiner and Flagg! I’m certain it will be an entertaining review.”
The Coffee Cup Bunch of the Friends of the Library meets on the first Wednesday of each month. The meetings are free and open to the public.