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Making Piece

A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Pie

Beth M. Howard

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Hardcover (3/27/2012)

Description

When journalist Beth Howard's young husband dies suddenly, she packs up the RV he left behind and hits the American highways. At every stop along the way--be it filming a pie documentary or handing out free slices on the streets of Los Angeles--Beth uses pie as a way to reach out and find purpose. Making Piece powerfully shows how one courageous woman uses the simple act of giving to others to triumph over tragedy. It tells of the role of fate, second chances, and the strength found in community.

Named one of the Best Books of 2012 by San Francisco Book Review
Named one of the 10 Best Non-Cookbook Food Books of 2012 by Serious Eats

"One unique, crazy-quilt, truly American tale of reinvention." --Publishers Weekly

"An unabashedly honest look at young widowhood and how good friends and pie-baking can go a long way toward healing a broken heart." --The Oregonian

"This beautifully written memoir is, ultimately, about hope. It's about the journey of healing and recovery, of facing fears, finding meaning in life again, and moving forward with purpose and, eventually, joy." --Leite's Culinaria



Praise For Making Piece: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Pie

Named one of the Best Books of 2012 by San Francisco Book Review 

Named one of the 10 Best Non-Cookbook Food Books of 2012 by Serious Eats

“One unique, crazy-quilt, truly American tale of reinvention.” —Publishers Weekly

“An unabashedly honest look at young widowhood and how good friends and pie-baking can go a long way toward healing a broken heart.” —The Oregonian

“This beautifully written memoir is, ultimately, about hope. It’s about the journey of healing and recovery, of facing fears, finding meaning in life again, and moving forward with purpose and, eventually, joy.” —Leite’s Culinaria

Margretta Press, 9781732672529, 352pp.

Publication Date: September 10, 2019



About the Author

Beth M. Howard is the author of "Making Piece: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Pie" and "Ms. American Pie: Buttery Good Pie Recipes and Bold Tales from the American Gothic House," and "Hausfrau Honeymoon." She blogs at The World Needs More Pie and her radio commentaries can be heard on Tri States Public Radio. She has written for The New York Times, Real Simple, Country Living, among other publications. From 2010 to 2014, she lived in the iconic American Gothic House in Eldon, Iowa, where she ran the Pitchfork Pie Stand. She has given a TEDx talk about her story, and has been featured on NPR, CNN's Anderson Cooper 360, CBS This Morning, and more. She now lives on a farm in Southeast Iowa. Her websites are www.bethmhoward.com and www.theworldneedsmorepie.com.