Quite a Year for Plums: A Novel
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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - janglen - LibraryThing
I nearly gave up on this book but I am so glad I didn't. You have to be in the right mood for its quirky, back woodsy-ness. It took 50 pages to hook me into it, but after that every page was treasured ... Read full review
IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTEFI
BETTY SHEFFIELD SUPREME
VECTDFIED BY THRIPS
THE DYING HOUSE
LOOKING FOR PEFIDTE
2D IMPASSIDNED TYPDGRAPHER II
IO EARLY MUSIC
THE AMERICAN LIVESTOCK BFIEEDS CONSERVANCY
THE SILVER THFIEAD
THE ANVIL OF EXPERIENCE
DUITE A YEAR FDFI PLUMS