An Egg on Three Sticks

Jackie Moyer Fischer

St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books

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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.

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Excerpt from An Egg on Three Sticks by Jackie Moyer Fischer. Copyright © 2004 by Jackie Moyer Fischer. Published by St. Martin's Press. All rights reserved.

Chapter 1

So I'm walking home from school by myself because it's Thursday which is my late day because of Girls' Glee Club after school which most other days I walk home with my best friend Poppy Cordesi who lives across the street and which her mom's divorced and no one knows where her dad is. I get to the top of our street which is a little hill and I look down on the ten houses, eleven if you count the Pierces' but they

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Praise for An Egg on Three Sticks

"In a risky but successful style, Fischer... illustrat[es] Abby's lack of breathing space as she strains to hold herself together and move from one moment to the next."
- Kirkus Reviews

"The author does a fine job of capturing Abby's point of view, from adolescent angst to denial then anger at her mother's-and family's-condition and finally all-out rebellion. And she does it in an interesting way."
- Children's Literature

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Jackie Moyer 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 peace with the rain and now prefers it to sunshine.

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An Egg on Three Sticks
Jackie Moyer Fischer

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books
July 2013
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466849211
ISBN10: 1466849215
320 pages

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Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books
May 2004
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312317751
ISBN10: 0312317751
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages

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