This book is a reader's delight as all of Fannie Flagg's books are.
In Alabama, Sookie at age 60 swoons and is totally discombobulated when she discovers that she is adopted. She finds that she has Polish relatives in Pulaski, Wisconsin.
Her mother, Lenore, is quite excentric and quite domineering. Sookie also has old relatives who are somewhat crazy; now Sookie feels great relief that she won't end up in a home for "nutty" people.
This story bounces back and forth in time. Turns out that during WWII Sookie's birth mother and aunts and an uncle were all pilots in the airforce. Her Aunt Fritzi was a famous, daring stunt flyer and wing walker.
Finally, after much anguish, Sookie travels to California to meet her Aunt Fritzi only to discover that Sookie's mother had been killed in a plane crash leaving behind her beloved baby, Sookie.
Sookie's Polish family get together and show her the old filling station which was owned by the family and became extremely successful when it was operated by the four young sisters during WWII.
Customers came out of their way to see girls whizzing around on roller skates while taking care of business in the most extraordinary ways.
I love all of the funny and enduring characters in the book. Definitely worth reading!