An Egg on Three Sticks

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Macmillan, May 1, 2004 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Finally Abby is thirteen. A real teenager who only wants to pierce her ears, have a boyfriend, and run her own life. But when her mother suffers a nervous breakdown, Abby faces a life far different from what she hoped for. Set in the Bay Area in the '70s, An Egg on Three Sticks is Jackie Moyer Fischer's emotional, funny, and extraordinarily heartfelt novel about Abby's struggle to hold her family together, find love from a mother who has little to give, and simply try to be thirteen.

With a voice completely fresh and honest, Abby takes us on a journey that is often hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, and overwhelmingly hopeful. But a journey no thirteen-year-old should have to take.

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User Review  - Shuree - Goodreads

Heartfelt story - I really identified with the main girl, though my childhood was nothing like hers. The confusing, ominous way Fischer uncovers the mother's breakdown is so sad and beautifully told. I keep looking for more novels by Fischer - I hope she writes more. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Jackie Moyer Fischer grew up in Saratoga, California, and McMinnville, Oregon. She graduated from Oregon State University (English) and Lewis and Clark Northwestern School of Law (J.D). She now lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and too many cats. She has made peace with the rain and now prefers it to sunshine.

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