Quite a Year for Plums

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Random House Large Print, 1998 - Fiction - 257 pages
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Make it easy on yourself, read Bailey White in Large Print Trade Paperback Anyone who has read the bestsellingMama 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 number. 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").

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User Review  - punxsygal - LibraryThing

An odd collection of odd people without any cohesive story line. Taken individually, the people were interesting. There was Della, painter of birds who captures Roger's interest with the notes she ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sameera M - Goodreads

the characters were very quirky and written in a realistic way, which was great. I was just never clear on where the book was going, or why I was reading it. it's basically a set of lovely character ... Read full review



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About the author (1998)

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

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