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On one level, Quite a Year for Plums is about chickens and peanut cultivars and pine- straw fires; on another, it's . I have no idea why those who say they "love Bailey White's NPR pieces" do not "get"this book and dish out harsh criticism and/or call it boring.

On one level, Quite a Year for Plums is about chickens and peanut cultivars and pine- straw fires; on another, it's about art and impermanence and freedom. but Bailey White paints word pictures that are so beguiling and so rich in their own unique slant of light that this alone makes it worth the time for me.

Quite a Year for Plums book. I really enjoyed this book; Bailey White often has me in tears because she has such a natural ear that she is able to carry over into her writing. A brilliant book? No. Outstanding theme and/or plot?

IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER A great fan, said Jim Wade, sixteen-inch, sidewinder oscillator. He slid the lever to High, and the fan wearily lumbered into action.

IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER A great fan, said Jim Wade, sixteen-inch, sidewinder oscillator. He slid the lever to High, and the fan wearily lumbered into action going, Christmas cards were flying across the room, and Ethel could feel tears blowing out of the corners of her eyes. Now what do you think, Jim Wade said, is that the world's greatest fan, or what?. It was a 1919 General Electric, three speeds, with copper blades that showed up as a golden glow at the root of the gale.

Heartbreakingly tender, often hilarious, Quite a Year for Plums is a delectable treat from a writer who has been .

Heartbreakingly tender, often hilarious, Quite a Year for Plums is a delectable treat from a writer who has been called a national treasure. Now, in her stunningly accomplished first novel, she introduces us to the peculiar yet lovable people who inhabit a small town in south Georgia.

Heartbreakingly tender, often hilarious, Quite a Year for Plums is a delectable treat from a writer who has been called a. .Anonymous Ginny Howard I mainly want to thank Bailey White for writing this wonderful book. My roots are in middle Georgia, and I felt like I had stumbled upon old friends from a time and a life that now seems lost to me in Atlanta. I listened to Bailey's.

Quite a year for plums. Quite a year for plums. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Suffused with White's distinctive sensibility and wit. -Chicago Tribune. Bailey White lives in south Georgia. A rom. onderfully funny. The Raleigh News & Observer. Classic Bailey White-deftly drawn characters who can turn a Southern phrase like nobody's business. Have yourself a taste. ALSO BY Bailey White. Mama Makes Up Her Mind. Sleeping at the Starlite Motel.

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Title: Quite a Year for Plums Binding: Paperback Author: BaileyWhite Publisher: VintageBooksUSA

Comments: (7)

Malodora
A real keeper. I read it once and missed the story so much that I read it again. I work at a job that has many interruptions. This is the best kind of read because I can pick it back up and still feel the same connection as when I left off. I find it charming on many levels.

The vender's description about the condition was very accurate and I am more than satisfied.
Villo
When I began the audio edition of this book, I was taken aback by Bailey White's whispery, "old lady" voice, which still surprises me. But in short order it became clear that her voice and her fictional world blended perfectly and only added to the beauty of the tale. I may, of course, as a long-time resident of Tallahassee, FL, be biased, but I was charmed by the eccentric backwoodsiness of the book's characters. We come to know the bird artist who throws out her possessions as an inspiration to her painting; the fan-man, to whom a 1910 GE electric fan represents perfection; the typographer, who values the juxtaposition of letters more than his wife; Roger, the peanut expert whose portrait between two peanut plants is a recurring theme in the book; and of course the several charming old ladies whose knowledge of south Georgia flora and fauna is encyclopedic. But none of these brief descriptions really give the rich, delicious flavor of the world in which all these folk live. Any one of these characters would enrich an ordinary book. To find them all in one place is extraordinary.

This slim volume has been criticized for lack of plot, but I think the plot is rich and deep. It is not, however, a dramatic, fast-paced, "page turner" type plot. Rather, we are given a glimpse into one year in the life of an extraordinary community. When the year is ended, life in the community goes on, no better and no worse than before, but unfortunately, without an audience to drink it in.
playboy
This book has a peaceful vibe, pleasantly unique writing style, evocative prose, and memorable characters. I read one and bought one for a gift. As a forester, I appreciated the tidbits of well-written southern forestry knowledge demonstrated by one of the characters.
bass
I have no idea why those who say they "love Bailey White's NPR pieces" do not "get"this book and dish out harsh criticism and/or call it boring.

This book is for those who love language, quirkyness, and storytelling that is creative and out of the box. Yes, it's true...there is not "neat and tidy" ending or compelling plot line...but Bailey White paints word pictures that are so beguiling and so rich in their own unique slant of light that this alone makes it worth the time for me. She does what she does best: paint word pictures of the lives of real people (who among us is not our own type of oddball?). This book is a string of delightful, poignant, wonderfully crafted vignettes. And I consider my life richer for having read them.

Those who demand more of Bailey White don't (in my opinion) understand her gifts.
Hi_Jacker
Bailey White is now one of my favorite authors!
Tholmeena
Just an endearing little story to read on a summer day. Pleasant and well-written. Love this author.
PanshyR
Poor character development, I was half way through the book before I began to know them well enough to be able to stop referring back to the character list to remember how each one fit into the story. It does have some country humor and some endearing characters. There are a surprising number of editing errors.
The book was well written and enjoyable in some parts....It just wasn't my cup of tea...I guess the lack of a more coherent plot os what I missed.
Quite a Year for Plums download epub
Author: BaileyWhite
ISBN: 0783801599
Category: Literature & Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: G K Hall & Co; Lrg edition (April 30, 1999)