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SAM Suomi: SAM Book Club with Meeria Vesala, May 2023

31.5.2023 | 18:00 - 19:30

Date and time: Wednesday 31.5.2023 @ 18.00-19.30
Book: Fannie Flagg: Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe / suom. Paistetut vihreät tomaatit (1987)
Read Meeria Vesala’s book review at the end of the event information. 

  • A fun and relaxed book club in English led by Meeria Vesala, Ph.D. Candidate in English Literature at Åbo Akademi University
  • American literature from classics to contemporary works
  • Meetings organized online on Microsoft Teams

All SAM members, and people interested in SAM activities, are warmly welcomed to join SAM Book Club meetings where we read and discuss American literature in English. We embrace all opinions about the book (what moved you, what themes did you notice, etc.) and aim for a lively discussion, but no one is forced to speak. You may read the book in English or in Finnish and participate also as a listener. Join us regularly or on the dates that fit your schedule. The theme for the year 2023 is Courage.

All SAM Book Club titles can be found at your local library and in various bookstores.

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Fannie Flagg: Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe / suom. Paistetut vihreät tomaatit (1987)
Fannie Flagg’s 1987 novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is a heart-warming story set (mostly) in a 1930s café in Alabama, where fascinating tales are told and important lessons passed on from generation to generation. This now-classic novel explores the beauty of different kinds of friendships, the strength of family ties and the art of feeding hungry customers. Indeed, reading this book, you can almost smell the fresh coffee and the fried green tomatoes cooking up at the Whistle Stop Café. If you like the novel, check out the film of the same name, directed by Jon Avnet in 1991.


18:00 - 19:30


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