Fiction Book Club Some Days There’s Pie by Catherine Landis Buy book: $16.06 Ruth thinks she has found her ticket out of Tennessee by eloping with a stereo salesman, but soon he "gets religion" and Ruth leaves. With spirited empathy, Landis intertwines the stories of Rose, a feisty, elderly reporter in denial of her terminal illness, and Ruth, who possesses the energy of Rose in her younger days.
I read several books a month and have relied heavily on book jackets to help me decide what to read. This sounded a lot like where the heart is and that would have made me think twice about reading but with your excellent service I get to browse several pages and get to know the voice. This book is similar yet, intriguing and grabbed my attention after today. I can not wait for the next installment.
You had to go and end the first installment where you did? Did you? You left me hanging, waiting until 10 o'clock for the library to open and see if I can scramble over there to get a copy of "Pie" before others have read the same first installment; or I can wait until tomorrow's installment takes me a few pages further and you again leave me hanging. You are a magician like that, you know.
Landis has a winner here, though, and you are a winner for spotlighting it.
Suzanne, I have been reading with you for a little over a year now. I usually keep a list of your books in my purse so that when I visit the library, I know what I want next! I've recently lost my list, so I have to start over, but I know that "PIE" will be a good place to start. Thanks so much for your picks.
I love how the author takes a sense of place with her no matter where her characters are. The passage about Marianne Johnson is haunting. The narrator muses on the page about life and death giving the reader glimpses of her character whitout beating us over the head with it. Already, I like Ruth and Rose so much, that I would love to sit and vist with them and hear their stories in person while we eat one of those fried pies from the hardware store. I will read the rest of the book and be on the lookout for Ms. Landis' next novel.
How do you choose the books each week? Do you have a great staff? Do you need any help? (just kidding)
I probably would not have picked up this book casually but, really like the author's casual, conversational style. I almost feel like I am reading a letter from a good friend.
Thanks for your dear reader every day. Even if I do not have time for the book, I read that. I have become addicted and gotten several friends reading.
Thanks for another winner! This one is definitely being added to my list. I believe someone mentioned earlier that her style reminded them a bit of "Where the Heart Is" and I would have to second that. I was pulled into the story immediately and stayed there. Keep them coming!
I throughly enjoyed this book -- it is very easy to read. The story is marvelous and the characters are delightful. Best of all -- the story is told without any refence to sex .... just a good clean story. I hope her next book is just as good.