Friday, April 6, 2012

Book Giveaway!

 So I totally forgot about this book. I had been meaning to use it for a Giveaway but it just got pushed under some things on my desk. Well no more! I am giving away an ARC of Making Piece: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Pie by Beth M. Howard. Check out her awesome blog.
Here is a little bit more about the book from Goodreads,

"You will find my story is a lot like pie, a strawberry-rhubarb pie. It's bitter. It's messy. It's got some sweetness, too. Sometimes the ingredients get added in the wrong order, but it has substance, it will warm your insides, and even though it isn't perfect, it still turns out okay in the end."

When journalist Beth M. 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—whether filming a documentary or handing out free slices on the streets of Los Angeles—Beth uses pie as a way to find purpose. Howard eventually returns to her Iowa roots and creates the perfect synergy between two of America's greatest icons—pie and the American Gothic House, the little farmhouse immortalized in Grant Wood's famous painting, where she now lives and runs the Pitchfork Pie Stand.

Making Piece powerfully shows how one courageous woman triumphs over tragedy. 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. It's about the nourishment of the heart and soul that comes from the simple act of giving to others, like baking a homemade 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
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Remember this is an Advanced Reader Copy. 
Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor (can't help it!)


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8 comments:

Lubna said...

Any home-made pie smells wonderfully of comfort and of hope. This book seems like an interesting read, with its message of sharing and regaining hope. I follow your reviews on GoodReads (as Lubna) and will add you as a friend. I hope this giveaway is international. 8-)

CrystalRosette said...

Thank you for the giveaway!
This sounds like a really interesting book! It soothed me just by reading the description!
I hope this is international (If not, please don't count my entry...)

nelly nelson said...

thanks for the giveaway, it's awesome.

Grigory said...

Thanks for doing this giveaway! :) If I win, my email is grigory99 at yahoo dot com

*crosses fingers*

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

from another pie luver!
sounds just the book i need to read :)
Beth's fun twitter name says it all ~
"worldneedspie" !!
and so do I ;) !!

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

Sounds like a fantastic read.
Thanks for the chance to win and read.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

J. Wright said...

Congrats to Marjorie who won!!!

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

Many, many thanks for the win. I am thrilled to have won.

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