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MAKING PIECE: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Pie is now available in paperback.

Named one of the best non-cookbook food books of 2012 by Serious Eats and one of the best books of 2012 by San Francisco Book Review.

Publishers Weekly called it, “One unique, crazy-quilt, truly American tale of reinvention.”


HAUSFRAU HONEYMOON: Love, Language, and Other Misadventures in Germany, is a travel memoir that reads like a love story as Howard takes a lover’s leap — straight into a piranha-filled pool.

Publication date:  October 1, 2018.
Order the paperback or Kindle version from Amazon. Or from your local bookstore or library.

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MS. AMERICAN PIE: Buttery Good Pie Recipes and Bold Tales from the American Gothic House is guaranteed to help you overcome your fear of making pie dough! Includes photos, essays, baking tips, and pie myths busted. 

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MAKING PIECE: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and PieBeth’s highly acclaimed first book, about how pie helped her heal after the death of her husband, has helped many others with their grief.

Order your copy on Amazon in hardcover, Kindle, or audio. Also at Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, and Indiebound.

Read the Prologue.