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"An enchanting work, as delicately stitched as a spider web." --The Philadelphia Inquirer
"A novel of many perspectives. . . . 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." --The New York Times Book Review
"Deliciously funny. . . . As tasty as a 12-egg poundcake, pungent as tea olive and crafty as a crow." --Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Posted March 2, 2009
Bailey White has one of the most authentic and uniques voices in Amerian literature. This book is a marvel of well written little gems of stories that pull the reader into her world.
If you're expecting the Bourne novels, you're in the wrong church. These short stories are simply wonderful explications of American life.
Posted February 3, 2009
I know this novel is supposed to be witty and folksy, but for me it was just plain boring. I simply couldn't finish it. The story seemed to be full of quirky characters, but with a plot that was going no where. If you want good folksy homespun stories with quirky characters, pick up anything by Fannie Flagg of Fried Green Tomatoes fame. She does it up much better. This book I wouldn't waste my time on.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 4, 2001
Bailey White's NPR stories struck a chord with me long ago, but I had not read any of her books until this one. What a joy! She is as wonderful to read as she is to listen to. Full of engaging, quirky Southern folks doing ordinary things in extraordinary ways. Makes you want to know more about these delightfully odd people. Highly recommended to anyone who enjoys great writing.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 27, 2010
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