THE ALL-GIRL FILLING STATION'S LAST REUNION
Flagg’s in-depth characterization and witty prose will make you laugh and cry at the antics of Sookie and the women of the All-Girl Filling Station, whose poignant journey that began in the Midwest during World War II dovetails into the present day. This heartwarming story will resonate long after you finish the last page.
Raised in a traditional Southern family, Sookie Poole is thrilled to have just married off her last daughter when she receives a letter telling her she was adopted. Sookie is soon embroiled in a search for answers, which leads her to Pulaski, Wis., and into the lives of five women who were not only the first women to run a Phillips 66 gas station, but who also became members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) during World War II. As Sookie learns more about her ancestors, she is empowered by their entrepreneurial spirit and courage and discovers it’s never too late to change. (RANDOM HOUSE, Nov., 368 pp., $27.00)