Quite A Year for Plums

Quite A Year for Plums

A Novel

Book - 1998
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Anyone who has read the best-sellingMama Makes Up Her Mindor listened to Bailey White's commentaries on NPR knows that she is a storyteller of inimitable wit and charm. Now, in her stunningly accomplished first novel, she introduces us to the peculiar yet lovable people who inhabit a small town in south Georgia. Meet serious, studious Roger, the peanut pathologist and unlikely love object of half the town's women. Meet Roger's ex-mother-in-law, Louise, who teams up with an ardent typographer in an attempt to attract outer-space invaders with specific combinations of letters and numbers. And meet Della, the bird artist who captivates Roger with the sensible but enigmatic notes she leaves on things she throws away at the Dumpster ("This fan works, but it makes a clicking sound and will not oscillate"). Heartbreakingly tender, often hilarious,Quite a Year for Plumsis a delectable treat from a writer who has been called a national treasure.
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1998.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780679445319
0679445315
Branch Call Number: WHITE B
Characteristics: ix, 220 pages ; 20 cm.

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WVMLStaffPicks Nov 13, 2014

An enormously lovable group of characters in a sleepy southern Georgia town, makes this a gem of a first novel. Bailey has an incredible eye for the details of domestic lifeā€”and never misses an opportunity to make the reader smile. This is a treasure!

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