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Quite a Year for Plums Hardcover – 30 Jun 1998

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  • Hardcover: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf; First Edition edition (30 Jun. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679445315
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679445319
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.5 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,202,188 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Introduces the colorful and offbeat inhabitants of a sleepy, southern Georgia town, including Roger, a studious peanut virologist; Della, a newcomer and painter of chickens; and Louise, who is trying to summon Martian invaders.

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as read the best-selling <i>Mama Makes Up Her Mind</i> 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 it makes a clicking sound and will not oscillate"). <br><br>Heartbreakingly tender, often hilarious, <i>Quite a Year for Plums</i> is a delectable treat from a writer who has been called a national treasure.

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