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by Susan Richards Shreve

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Author:
Susan Richards Shreve
ISBN13:
978-0312420253
ISBN:
0312420250
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Publisher:
Picador USA; 1st Picador USA ed edition (October 1, 2001)
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Subcategory:
Contemporary
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Plum & Jaggers book. With compassion, warmth, and wit, Susan Richards Shreve has crafted a powerful story about family tragedy and one person's refusal to accept fate.

Plum & Jaggers book.

Susan Richards Shreve. It is 1973 and Watergate is on everyone’s lips. Plum & Jaggers (Nancy Pearl’s Book Lust Rediscoveries). Susan Richards Shreve. Lucy Painter is a children's book illustrator and a single mother of two. She leaves New York and the married father of her children to live in a tightly knit Washington neighborhood in the house where she grew up and where she discovered her father’s suicide. Lucy hopes for a fresh start, but her life is full of secrets: her children know nothing of her father’s death or the identity of their own father.

Susan Shreve (also known as Susan Richards Shreve) is an American novelist, memoirist, and children's book author

Susan Shreve (also known as Susan Richards Shreve) is an American novelist, memoirist, and children's book author. She has published fifteen novels, most recently More News Tomorrow (forthcoming June 2019), and a memoir Warm Springs: Traces of a Childhood (2007).

by. Brothers and sisters - Fiction. Parents - Death - Fiction. Comedians - Fiction. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.

Shreve Susan Richards. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. 1. The Flunking of Joshua T. Bates. Shreve Susan Richards.

For the McWilliams children, life is forever altered the day a terrorist bomb blast rips through the train carrying them across Italy, instantly killing their parents. Dazed and frightened, Charlotte, Oliver, and baby Julia cling to oldest brother Sam, who only seven at the time is haunted by every detail.

Eventually he creates Plum & Jaggers, a. .The Plum & Jaggers Comedy Troupe, starring the four McWilliams children, is a resounding success.

Eventually he creates Plum & Jaggers, a series of skits about four children at a dining table-with a bomb underneath it-whose parents never show up. Giving his characters the names of people who died in terrorist attacks, and taking his title from nicknames his parents gave one another, Sam finds the skits a menacing form of catharsis.

Shreve, Susan Richards. Varying Form of Title: Plum and jaggers. book below: (C) 2016-2018 All rights are reserved by their owners.

Susan Richards Shreve is the author of several novels, including A Student of Living Things and You Are the Love of My.

Susan Richards Shreve is the author of several novels, including A Student of Living Things and You Are the Love of My Life, as well as the memoir Warm Springs: Traces of a Childhood at FDR's Polio Haven. Shreve founded the MFA degree at George Mason University, where she is a professor of English and present co-chairman of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation. She has also taught at Columbia School of the Arts and Princeton University for the MFA programs.

Written by Susan Richards Shreve, narrated by Christopher Lane, Nancy Pearl. It is there that Sam, inspired by letters exchanged between his deceased parents, dreams up Plum & Jaggers, a darkly bizarre comedy troupe

Written by Susan Richards Shreve, narrated by Christopher Lane, Nancy Pearl. It is there that Sam, inspired by letters exchanged between his deceased parents, dreams up Plum & Jaggers, a darkly bizarre comedy troupe. Made up of him and his brother and sisters, the group pokes fun at life’s tragedies and will eventually carry them into adulthood. But even once grown, Sam McWilliams finds he cannot always stop things from blowing apart. P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Sam McWilliams, the oldest of a family of orphaned children, guides his siblings to show business success as the comedy troupe Plum & Jaggers and exposes them to new dangers that could destroy them. Reprint.
  • Fascinating story, plot line could probably have been tightened up a bit but interesting characters throughout. Ultimately, how do we deal with trauma? although the catalytic event here occurs in the past and not in the US, certainly it brings to mind the social and personal upheavals of 9/11. Interestingly, although the characters struggle to come to terms through their art, it is through more obvious (to others, anyway) connections that they 'move on' in their lives. I wondered if the artistic struggles were more than a delaying tactic--I'm not sure. For a novel to possibly reject the role of art in personal growth is a conundrum. Thought provoking, disturbing at times and gripping.

  • This story of four children orphaned by the death of their parents in a terrorist attack touched me deeply. Their loving grandparents raised them from early childhood after their train was blown up in Italy.. I could relate to each of the children and their coping mechanisms, and especially to Sam, the oldest of the children. Sam felt responsible for all of them from age seven on. I wanted to put my arms around him and keep him safe. I wanted to help him release his pent up fear, anger, guilt, and allow him to be a little boy and grow up normally. All of the children eventually "heal," each in their own way. I highly recommend this book.

  • Wanted to like it, but I really didn't. I just couldn't like the main character (the oldest brother, I think I blocked his name). I enjoyed some aspects of the story but most of it I just found irritating, I didn't like how most of the family allowed themselves to be controlled. That overshadowed the rest of the story for me.

  • Well written and thoroughly entertaining!

  • This story is depressing and off balance in many ways. A family of four children is traveling on a Peace Corps mission when tragedy strikes and the Mother and Father are killed, leaving the 4 young children orphans. This traumatic life event of course has significant psychological issues with each of the children and that is the underlying theme of the remainder of the book. Plum & Jaggers, as it turns out, are the nicknames for Mom & Dad respectively, and the four children create an odd troupe called the Plum & Jaggars Comedy Team. The oldest of the children, Sam, becomes the playwright, and the whole family grows up together in a co-dependent, abnormal relationship, and they attempt to carve out a life as a traveling troupe with the absent parents always a part of each skit. The story does accentuate the personal imbalance that children who have lost parents suffer, and is probably accurate in this assessment, but the story line itself is difficult to embrace due to its' somewhat abnormal theme.

  • I found this to be an outstanding
    Work. It is a warm and comic tale and colds this feader's interest to the last page.

  • Apparently Nancy Pearl & I do not like the same kind of books. I only finished because I paid for it, but it was painful

  • It is a fascinating story with good character development and an interesting plot line. The ending is not what one would expect and that leaves the reader pondering.