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Making Piece: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Pie Paperback – March 27, 2012
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"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
Named one of the Best Books of 2012 by San Francisco Book Review
Beth Howard describes with warmth and wit how the bittersweet events in life are offset by the sweet ones--much like the ingredients of a good recipe. Making Piece is a moving account of love and loss. - Jeanette Walls, New York Times bestselling author of The Glass Castle
- Publisher : Margretta Press (March 27, 2012)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 352 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1732672520
- ISBN-13 : 978-1732672529
- Item Weight : 14.1 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.25 x 0.88 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,100,736 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I actually thought Ms. Howard's book got better as it went along. At first I was a bit confused over the level of grief she writes about since it was she who initiated the divorce. Outside of her husband being a work-a-holic and out of the country for long periods of time they seemed to be well-paired in Ms. Howard's description of the relationship.
About mid-way the book picked up and I related to how Ms. Howard was dealing with her grief via her many adventures while traveling. I really enjoyed the last few chapters and she leaves readers with a satisfactory ending.
I recommend this book to anyone traveling or lucky enough to have some quiet time to read. You will especially love the recipes at the back of the book for pies of all sorts!!!!!!
After the last page, I wanted to really taste that banana cream pie, walk with the dogs in the soybean field, and hug closer the people in my life. Beth taps into raw emotions of loss with words. She uses those words to emerge stronger on the other side of grief. Victorious in picking up the pieces and baking a pie! It is a read that will leave you hopeful.
It would be a worthwhile book for a group study, too, and great for gift giving. It is indeed an inspirational prose selection to pass on to friends across the country. A must-read......loved it and am looking forward to her next story. (In the meantime, I'm thinking what a great movie this would make!!!)
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I would recommend this book to anyone who has been recently bereaved, particularly younger widows.