What a great read this was! The movie was one of my favourites when I saw it years ago, so when I saw the book at the good old Sally Anne I had to pick it up! It's a story about friends, family, love and racism in the deep south in the 1930's. The story is told in flashbacks by Ninny Threadgoode who is in a nursing home, and it seamlessly weaves together the past and the present. The book focuses a bit more on Ruth and Idgies romantic relationship, whereas the movie kind of glossed over it. This is a love story, and though there is tragedy and loss, I was left with a feeling of hope.