Some Days There's Pie (Paperback)

A Novel

By Catherine Landis

St. Martin's Griffin, 9780312309299, 304pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2003

List Price: 20.99*
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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.

About the Author

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.

Praise For Some Days There's Pie: A Novel

“Catherine Landis's sweet southern tale, about a young woman's unlikely friendship with the town eccentric, is the perfect beach read.” —Marie Clare

“Catherine Landis's debut novel is a sweet, sassy and tart story.” —Bookpage

“First time novelist Catherine Landis has created an extraordinaryily engaging read in her new novel.” —The Tampa Tribune

“Catherine Landis writes with the flare that characterizes the best of modern-day Southern writers.” —The Knoxville News-Sentinel