Synopses & Reviews
Finally in paperback!
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 sumptuous novel--though like the best pie, tart in all the right places.
Stolz creates a poignant and exquisitely written episodic tale of family food and love set in a small Texas town in the 1960s. Reminiscent of "Like Water for Chocolate" and "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe", this enchanting and poignant first novel brings together a unique mix of ingredients: 1 cup love, 2 teaspoons compassion, and 3 tablespoons comedy.
About the Author
Karen Stolz's first novel, World of Pies, was a Booksense Selection. Stolz is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and was awarded a 1999 Fiction Fellowship from the Austin Writers' League/Texas Commission on the Arts. Born in St. Louis and raised in Kansas, she lives in Austin, Texas, with her son.
Table of Contents
World of pies --Your mail lady --The sort of man my father was --You never know --Angel food --Solace --Wedding boots --Hospitable --A troll named Beatrice helps out --Cold and sweet --Epilogue.