World of Pies
In this remarkable debut work from author Karen Stolz, readers follow the arc of a girl's life as she grows to womanhood. From crushes to surprise baby sisters to nail polish to a devastating death, Roxanne is our guide through a life that has moments of tenderness, poignancy, sorrow, and great humor, as well as some wonderful baking memories. A sumptu...more
Karen Stolz doesn't shy away from tragedies nor does she give our tear ducts a workout (which I appreciate). Thankfully, she stays away from southern-style drama (or melodramatics). And then, the ...more
When I picked up this book it was intended as a quick drink between books but I don't think it quenched my thirst at all. First, I'm still not sure what it's about or why it was written. Again, could just be me and my frame of mind.
While I liked the character of Roxanne and didn't like the way she was handled. I felt like Roxanne had real potential and really significant things to say and stories to tell but that never happened and I just felt she was wasted. Also all the secondary characters we ...more
Io che amo gli anni '60 e '70 americani e la cucina, me lo sono proprio goduto =) mi ha rasserenato un po' in una giornata molto grigia. Poi, come tutti i libri ambientati in cucina, crea un'atmosfera di "casa" che mi ...more
Once I got over that, this book became amazing. I could not put it down. The title is a little deceiving since pies are only talked about i ...more
I also remember reading this in class when we were meant to be watching Spartacus with Kirk Douglas (our teacher for that year also showed us Aliens :p).
good chick-lit.. just to READ a good story book