• St. Martin's Press
Reading Group Gold
An Egg on Three Sticks - Jackie Moyer FischerSee larger image
See Hi-Res Jpeg image


email/print EmailPrint

An Egg on Three Sticks



Book Buy
Ebook Ebook 
    
Share this book with friends through your favorite social networking site. Share:           Bookmark and Share
Add this title to your virtual bookshelves at any of these book community sites. Shelve:             
sign up to get updates about this author
add this book's widget
to your site or blog

About The Author

Jackie Fischer

Jackie Moyer Fischer grew up in Saratoga, California, and McMinnville, Oregon. She graduated from Oregon State University (English) and Lewis and Clark Northwestern School of Law (J.D). She now lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and too many cats. She has made... More

Stay In Touch

Sign up to recieve information about new releases, author appearances, special offers, all related to you favorite authors and books.

Other Books You Might Like

cover Buy

More formats
eBook
The Adventuress
A Novel

Thomas Dunne Books
A delightfully wicked novel, The Adventuress follows the rise and rise of Cathy Fox, a modern-day Becky Sharp No one forgets Cath Fox. From her scorpion...
  
cover Buy

More formats
Audio eBook
Young Philby
A Novel

St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books
When Kim Philby fled to Moscow in 1963, he became the most notorious double agent in the history of espionage. Recruited into His Majesty’s Secret Intelligence...
cover Buy
Wives at War

St. Martin's Press
As Glasgow waits for enemy bombers to reach Clydeside and the German invasion to begin, Lizzie Conway's daughters throw themselves wholeheartedly into the war...
  
cover Buy

More formats
eBook
Perfect Peace
A Novel

St. Martin's Griffin
Daniel Black's Perfect Peace is the heartbreaking portrait of a large, rural southern family’s attempt to grapple with their mother’s desperate decision to...
  
cover Buy
The House at the Edge of the Jungle
A Novel

Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
A woman's search for the key to the mystery of her mother's fate leads to a revelation about her own life
  
cover Buy
The Clarinet Polka
A Novel

Thomas Dunne Books
Author Keith Maillard received critical acclaim with his novel Gloria, which told the story of a young woman on the cusp of womanhood in a town called...
  
cover Buy

More formats
eBook
Burning Desire

St. Martin's Griffin
Dante Garrett learned the handyman trade from watching his late grandfather and his father hard at work. Painting, carpentry, and plumbing were among his...
  
cover Buy
The Dream Life

St. Martin's Griffin
cover Buy

More formats
eBook
Bystander

Square Fish
A seventh grade boy must choose between being a witness to bullying—or becoming a victim.
cover Buy

More formats
eBook
Love Letters to the Dead

Farrar, Straus and Giroux
It begins as an assignment for English class: Write a letter to a dead person. Laurel chooses Kurt Cobain because her sister, May, loved him. And he died...
cover Buy

More formats
eBook
My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish

Square Fish
When Tom’s big brother decides to become an Evil Scientist, his first experiment involves dunking Frankie the goldfish into toxic green gunk. Tom knows that...
  

Reading Group Gold

Finally Abby is thirteen. A real teenager who only wants to pierce her ears, have a boyfriend, and run her own life. But when her mother suffers a nervous breakdown, Abby faces a life far different from what she hoped for. Set in the Bay Area in the '70s, An Egg on Three Sticks is Jackie Moyer Fischer's emotional, funny, and extraordinarily heartfelt novel about Abby's struggle to hold her family together, find love from a mother who has little to give, and simply try to be thirteen.

With a voice completely fresh and honest, Abby takes us on a journey that is often hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, and overwhelmingly hopeful. But a journey no thirteen-year-old should have to take.


1. Does it matter that Egg takes place in the early 1970s or is it still relevant today? Which issues in the book seem timeless to you?
2. Whom did you feel most sorry for: Abby or her mother? Why? With whom do you most identify? And why?
3. Discuss the ways in which Abby’s relationship with her mother changes over the course of the book.
4. What does Mrs. Cordesi bring to Abby’s life?
5. How does Abby feel about Lisa and vice versa? Would you describe their relationship as “normal”? Why or why not?
6. Does Abby’s relationship with her father change over the course of the book? If so, how? How would you rate his skills as a parent, given the circumstances?
7. What does this book say about mental illness?
8. Why do you think Abby steals the pirate blouse?
9. Was Abby really pregnant? Which details lead you to believe that?
10. At what point in the book would you say Abby goes from being a child to being a teenager?

You May Also Be Interested In

cover Buy

More formats
eBook
Firefly Lane

St. Martin's Griffin
From the New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah comes a powerful novel of love, loss, and the magic of friendship. . . . In the turbulent summer of...
  
cover Buy
Hidden
A House of Night Novel
House of Night Novels

St. Martin's Griffin
In Hidden by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast, Zoey at last has what she wanted: the truth is out. Neferet’s evil has been exposed, and the High Council is no longer...
cover Buy

More formats
Audio eBook
Illusion
Chronicles of Nick

St. Martin's Griffin
Be careful what you wish for . . . You just might get it. Nick Gautier is tired of his destiny. He doesn’t want to be the son of a demon who’s fated to end...