Bailey White





Bailey White

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born
in Thomasville, GA, The United States
January 01, 1950


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Bailey White was born in 1950 in Thomasville, Ga. She still lives in the same house in which she grew up, on one of the large tracts of virgin longleaf pine woods. Her father, Robb White, was a fiction writer and later a television and movie script writer. Her mother, Rosalie White, was a farmer, and worked for many years as the executive director of the local Red Cross Chapter. She has one brother, who is a carpenter and boat builder, and one sister, who is a bureaucrat. White graduated from Florida State University in 1973, and has taken a break from teaching first grade to pursue writing full-time. She is the author of Sleeping at the Starlite Motel, Mama Makes Up Her Mind, and Quite a Year for Plums.


Average rating: 3.80 · 5,426 ratings · 614 reviews · 18 distinct works · Similar authors
Mama Makes Up Her Mind and ...
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 2,822 ratings — published 1993 — 14 editions
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Sleeping at the Starlite Mo...
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 1,128 ratings — published 1995 — 4 editions
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Quite a Year for Plums
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Nothing with Strings: NPR's...
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Among the Mushrooms
4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 1993 — 2 editions
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An Interesting Life: Select...
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 1992 — 3 editions
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Native Air
4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1995 — 3 editions
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Ostrich Farmer and Other St...
4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1996
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Lost Parrot and Other Stories
4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1996
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“I'm tired of being set upon by crazed Christians one minute and unbridled libertines the next. Girls, I'm going camping.”
Bailey White, Mama Makes Up Her Mind: And Other Dangers of Southern Living

“When Mama starts to move across a room, people pay attention. You can never be sure she's not going to grab you by the top of the head to steady herself. And she's pretty free with that walking stick, too.”
Bailey White, Mama Makes Up Her Mind and Other Dangers of Southern Living

“It was no mean trick doing the wiring with those mittens on. But I managed it and crawled out, batting spiders into the shadows. I could hear a thud as they hit the floor joists, then a scuttling sound, then, worst of all, the silence of spiders.”
Bailey White, Mama Makes Up Her Mind and Other Dangers of Southern Living

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