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“Hinton has an excellent sense of Southwestern rhythms and cadence.” (Publishers Weekly on Pie Town)

“A feel-good tale....Heartfelt.” (Kirkus Reviews on Pie Town)

“[A] feel-good story—one that will be enjoyed by readers of Jan Karon and Nicholas Sparks.” (Booklist on Pie Town)

“Reading Hinton’s light, quickly moving prose feels like sitting down to catch up with an old friend over coffee.” (New Mexico Magazine on Pie Town)

“Warm, poignant and moving....A lovely book.” (The Pilot (Southern Pines, NC) on Pie Town)

“Lynne Hinton deftly pens an uplifting tale of hope, faith, and community.” (Lori Wilde, New York Times bestselling author of The Welcome Home Garden Club on Pie Town)

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Pie Town, New Mexico, was once legendary for its extraordinary pies. But it's been a while since these delectable desserts graced the counter at the local diner. The townspeople—a hearty mix of Anglos, Hispanics, and Native Americans—like to think of themselves as family, especially when it comes to caring for Alex, a disabled little boy being raised by his grandparents. But, unforeseen by all, Pie Town's fortunes are about to take a major turn—due to the arrival of a new priest, Father George Morris, who seems woefully unprepared for his first assignment, and the young hitchhiker Trina, who some townsfolk just know is trouble. . . .

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (June 7, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062045083
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062045089
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.8 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #466,885 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I received a free copy of this book in exchange for writing a review.

When I read the back cover of this, I immediately categorized it as "fluff." Fluff is the genre of Fannie Flagg and romance, dime store mysteries and bargain books. Fluff is full of impossibly perfect characters in charming small towns where it's so obvious but somehow no one figures it out until the feel-good end chapter.

But, after a hard week at work, I wanted nothing more than fluff. I picked up Pie Town and, now I'm admitting this publicly, enjoyed it thoroughly.

Pie Town, New Mexico has a diner that doesn't serve pie, a disabled boy that's more wise than the oldest resident, a new priest who finds relief by hiding from others in churches, and a weary hitchhiker named Trina who is more attitude than this town has ever experienced.

Pie Town and its author aren't as polished as Whistle Stop Cafe and its fried green tomatoes, but it's a good read and a nice beginning to an expected series.
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I have traveled through Pie Town, N.M. several time and bought the best blueberry pie there! Because I was familiar with the town, I wanted to read the book and find out more about the town. It's not that kind of book! It's better than that! You get to meet the families, debate their foibles, cheer the good things and believe in angels! So much better than expected! Little Alex will be the main thread that brigs this tapestry of life together!
It's an easy read that makes you want to linger over the words. Makes me want to visit Pie Town again and have my pie in the cafe this time and talk to the locals! Good book!
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Based on an actual place, Lynne Hinton creates another small town of wonderful characters that live in a unique area of the South-Western United States.

Pie Town is a small desert town inhabited by a variety of people and cultures: Anglo, Hispanic and Native American. They live and support each other as community and as family, as well.

Longtime residents, being close and very traditional, find it hard to accept and adapt to a new priest. In fact, takes a little handicapped boy to convince the town to accept Father Morris. Inevitably a tragedy strikes, compromising the calm, close community with pointing fingers and placing blame.

Lynne Hinton does well to pull the three cultures in Pie Town together to present a portrait of small town New Mexico. It is both an enjoyable and entertaining novel.
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I can't begin to express how much I enjoyed this book and the sequel to it, Welcome Back to Pie Town. The characters are so real and the emotions so close to the surface, I cried as much as I laughed. This is an absolute must read and can't put it down book especially for fans of Jan Karon. It is my fervent wish that Lynne Hinton will see fit to continue the series as I think there are many more Pie Town stories to be told.
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"Lynne Hinton, the author of Friendship Cake series starts another wonderful addition of books with Pie Town which takes place in New Mexico. Pie Town is a quirky small town of Hispanics, Native Americans and Anglos. Hinton has a wonderful cast of characters that charm the readers as they struggle with issues of prejudice, faith and just getting along. A cast of mouth watering pies is an added treat."
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Lynne Hinton is the rare author that blends a touch of spiritual awareness along with solid characterizations and storytelling. Pie Town captures the small town atmosphere with an engaging cast and story. I enjoyed it.
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So glad I added this story to my Kindle library. The characters were so richly developed, and the story grabbed me right off the bat. It was a story that was so true to life. Each character had flaws and/or secrets, or struggles they were dealing with which affected their interactions with the other characters. Great Read! I highly recommend this book. Gonna buy & start reading the sequel! Can't wait to see how the author develops the next installment!
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By A Customer on June 9, 2011
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Pie Town, New Mexico is a small melting pot in which resides three races intermingling as if everyone is family; this is especially so in support of wheelchair bound young Alex who suffers from spina bifida while his grandparents raise him.

One thing the locals detest is change as tradition means a lot to the residents. Thus the townsfolk do not greet their new parish priest Father George Morris with friendship; especially since he brought a hitchhiking female Trina with him. However when Alex openly welcomes them, the townsfolk consider him a barometer of people do like wise. The welcome mat is removed when tragedy strikes that even an angel could not prevent; as the townsfolk hold Trina culpable.

This is an engaging look at the three predominant subcultures that make New Mexico the Land of Enchantment. The lead triangle plus Alex's grandfather the sheriff are solid protagonists but the plot is thin and the direction straighter than the Bonneville Salt Flats. Still fans will enjoy Lynn Hinton's whimsical slice of life in the Southwest.

Harriet Klausner
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