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World of Pies: A Novel

By Karen Stolz

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ISBN 10: 0786884622
176 pages

Finally in paperback!
“The enjoyable and easily digestible vignettes of World of Pies slide down like dessert.” —Washington Post Book World

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.


“[World of Pies] gives new meaning to the phrase ‘Home, sweet home.'” —People

“If there’s one word to describe World of Pies, it’s sweet. So dig in!” —USA Today

“Engaging storytelling, as nostalgically appealing as a 10¢ Coke.” —Publishers Weekly

“A literary treat that is itself rich, slightly nutty, and almost impossibly sweet.” —Texas Monthly

“Just right for slipping into carry-on luggage or a bag bound for the pool or beach.” —Austin Chronicle

“The recipes are well-written and work, something of a rarity in works of fiction.” —Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“Hilarious and heartbreaking” —Seventeen

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