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Anyone who has read the best-selling Mama Makes Up Her Mind or 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 makes a clicking sound and will not oscillate"). Heartbreakingly tender, often hilarious, Quite a Year for Plums is a delectable treat from a writer who has been called a national treasure.

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"White will transport readers to that place where the language is languid, the bees hum... and everybody — in a nice kind of way — is a little off-kilter." San Francisco Chronicle

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"An enchanting work, as delicately stitched as a spider web." The Philadelphia Inquirer

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"A novel of many perspectives....On one level, Quite a Year for Plums is about chickens and peanut cultivators and pine-straw fires; on another, it's about art and impermanence and freedom." The New York Times Book Review

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"Deliciously funny....As tasty as a 12-egg poundcake, pungent as tea olive and crafty as a crow."Atlanta Journal-Constitution

About the Author

Bailey White lives in south Georgia. She is the author of the national best-sellers Mama Makes Up Her Mind and Sleeping at the Starlite Motel. She is also a regular commentator on National Public Radio's All Things Considered.

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SC, September 29, 2011 (view all comments by SC)
I thought this book had a charming 'down-home' style of writing. Sweet, tender, & funny. I loved it!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679764922
Author:
White, Bailey
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Author:
White, Bailey
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Georgia
Subject:
Eccentrics and eccentricities
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Humor : General
Subject:
fiction;humor;georgia;novel;southern;contemporary fiction;women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
4546
Publication Date:
19990431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.15x5.23x.65 in. .58 lbs.

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Product details 240 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679764922 Reviews:
"Review" by , "White will transport readers to that place where the language is languid, the bees hum... and everybody — in a nice kind of way — is a little off-kilter."
"Review" by , "An enchanting work, as delicately stitched as a spider web."
"Review" by , "A novel of many perspectives....On one level, Quite a Year for Plums is about chickens and peanut cultivators and pine-straw fires; on another, it's about art and impermanence and freedom."
"Review" by , "Deliciously funny....As tasty as a 12-egg poundcake, pungent as tea olive and crafty as a crow."
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