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Quite a Year for Plums: A Novel Paperback – April 6, 1999
Intrusion: A Novel
A loving couple, grieving the loss of their son, finds their marriage in free fall when a beautiful, long-lost acquaintance inserts herself into their lives. Learn More
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Top Customer Reviews
Like moving to a new locale, it takes a while to get to know each of the characters. My only criticism of the novel is that during the first few chapters I often found the need to refer to the list of characters. When I purchased the book, I believed that a cast list for a relatively short novel was presumptuous. I later learned that it was a necessity.
I highly recommend Quite a Year for Plums, as well as Mama Makes Up her Mind and Sleeping at the Starlite Motel.
If you want something to HAPPEN, if you want some grand GESTURE, and if you have to have everything about life EXPLAINED to you before it makes sense, pass on this book. If you like sitting on the porch with a good friend and listening to the events of their day over a glass of iced tea, then this book will suit you. It's about being in the company of quality people, and knowing that whatever they say will be worth the time to listen.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very good book. Enjoyed the characters very much. Entertaining and light reading.Published 3 months ago by Linda Johnson
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.Published 10 months ago by David Todd Traylor
Just an endearing little story to read on a summer day. Pleasant and well-written. Love this author.Published 11 months ago by Mariessey
A delightful book about a family and their relationships.Published 14 months ago by suzanne sedlewicz
Endearing life-like tale of a fading southern town and its eclectic inhabitants.Published 15 months ago by Catherine