Beth M. Howard
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When journalist Beth Howard's husband dies suddenly, she packs up his RV and hits the American highways. At every stop along the way—whether filming a documentary or handing out free slices on the streets of Los Angeles—Beth uses pie as a way to find purpose. She eventually returns to her Iowa roots and creates the perfect synergy between two great American icons—pie and the American Gothic House, where she now lives and runs the Pitchfork Pie Stand.
This beautifully written memoir is shows how one courageous woman triumphs over tragedy and is, ultimately, about hope. It's about the journey of healing and recovery, of facing fears, finding meaning in life, and moving forward with purpose and joy. It's about the nourishment of the heart and soul that comes from the simple act of giving, like baking a pie and sharing it with someone whose pain is even greater than your own. And it tells of the role of fate, second chances and the strength found in community.
From Publishers Weekly
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Pie & Pain
Beth writes from her heart and that trait drives her narrative. Her grief and pain are as palpable as the pies she bakes, and you can practically smell the apples baking through each page.
Grief, and its journey of healing, are as foreign to many of us as is the notion of baking anything from scratch. Not only does Beth so beautifully and candidly share the intimate details of her journey, she does so while celebrating the potential within each of us to create something worth sharing.