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BOOK BIZ — Girls running a filling station? Girls as pilots in WW II? Yes!

Fannie Flagg has been described as a born storyteller. Who can argue with that? Best known for writing Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, which became a hit movie, this Alabama author has written another good book. Pat Conroy says of The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion, “A beautifully told tale, world-class humor, and characters who live forever ...

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BOOK BIZ: Suspenseful mountain tale hard to put down

“Nightwoods” is the third novel by author Charles Frazier, who won the National Book Award for the highly acclaimed Cold Mountain. His three books are entirely different, set in different eras, but share the same setting of Frazier’s beloved mountains of North Carolina. Several people have told me they didn’t like Thirteen Moons and/or Nightwoods, finding them disappointing after the ...

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Small town life told in stories of family dynamics, gossip, grief

“Olive Kitteridge” This book is called a novel in stories. The stories are strung together by Olive Kitteridge with the common thread of taking place in Crosby, Maine, a coastal town that’s quintessentially New England. The town can also be described as hardscrabble and may seem like nowhere perched on the edge of the continent as it is. Although not ...

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