Some Days There's Pie
By Catherine Landis
(St. Martin's Griffin, Paperback, 9780312309299, 304pp.)
Publication Date: May 2003
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Ruth thinks she has found her ticket out of Tennessee by eloping with a stereo salesman, but soon he "gets religion," and Ruth leaves. When she faints in a North Carolina five-and-dime, Rose, a fiesty elderly reporter, rescues her, beginning a friendship stronger than family ties. With spirited humor and empathy, Landis intertwines the stories of Rose, who is in denial of her terminal illness, and Ruth, who posesses the energy of Rose in her younger days.
Catherine Landis’s Some Days There’s Pie was selected as a Book Sense 76 pick. A native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, she earned a B.A. from Davidson College and was a newspaper reporter in North Carolina. Landis now lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, with her husband and their two children. She is currently writing her second novel forthcoming from St. Martin's Press.