rated: 10 Fried Green Tomatoes Fannie Flagg It's number one on my list because the story has stayed with me for years.I love the characters and the south. Completely wonderful and great for mom.
rated: 10 The Honk and Holler opening soon Billie Letts A great story set in a diner. All interesting characters and relationships.
rated: 10 The power of the dog Thomas Savage First published in the '60s I found this one by chance. Truly one of my all time favorites.Its set in the West around 1930. Again amazing relationships of mothers and their sonstopped with one of the
rated: 10 Empire Falls Richard Russo This one is about the complications of family and the difficulty of growing up. Again, its set in a diner ( i must have a thing for diners). And again the ending will be unexpected. Winner of the
rated: 10 Skinny Dip Carl Hiaasen Carl's written a bunch of books and I love them all. Set in Florida these kind of whacky mysteries are mixed with the oddest of people you'd ever come across in a bar on the beach that's playing
rated: 10 Water for Elephants Sara Gruen I know there's been lots of movie hype but its for a reason. This book about an 'almost veterinarian' traveling with a circus in the mid nineteenth century is astounding. The end made me cheer and
rated: 10 What I Did for Love Susan Elizabeth Phillips Ok, total guilty pleasure. Susan's reads are full of fun. Despite the title its cool for mom. Lots of Hollywood and relationships and happy endings.
rated: 10 Life of Pi Yann Martel I was enraptured by this book. It's kind of odd and twisty turny. And I seriously thought it was true that this tiger was in a boat with this guy. The way its written is so beautiful. And I'm so
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