The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion - Fannie Flagg
Superb right down to the last word. How Flagg manages to write such emotional stories without resorting to schmaltz or hackneyed clichés I'll never know.
An excellent novel full of strong, funny women (and a few men), from the shy wall-flower type to the out-and-out whackos and not one of them annoying or unrealistic. In fact, I reckon that we all know at least three of the types in this book and you'll spend a lot of time nodding an thinking "Oh god.. That's..." as I did.

Warning, there are parts that will make you genuinely laugh out loud, and there will be moments you want want to be reading it on the bus.

Already in my top ten of 2014