Quite a year for plums: a novel

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Knopf, 1998 - Fiction - 220 pages
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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.

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This was a sweet string of vignettes about a group of people in a small town in Georgia. Not a real plot, just a view into some funny people and some odd elements of life's happenings. It is written well enough. Overall, I liked it because of the characters. Read full review

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A rambling country tale that's a little hard to follow Read full review

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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.