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Violet and the Pie of Life

Author : D. L. Green
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There's no golden ratio for a family, despite what number-crunching Violet might think. Twelve-year-old Violet has two great loves in her life: math and pie. And she loves her parents, even though her mom never stops nagging and her dad can be unreliable. Mom plus Dad doesn't equal perfection. Still, Violet knows her parents could solve their problems if they just applied simple math. #1: Adjust the ratio of Mom's nagging to her compliments. #2: Multiply Dad's funny stories by a factor of three. #3: Add in romantic stuff wherever possible. But when her dad walks out, Violet realizes that the odds do not look good. Why can't her parents get along like popular, perfect Ally's parents? Would it be better to have no dad at all, like her best friend, McKenzie? Violet is considering the data when she and Ally get cast in the school play, and McKenzie doesn't--a probability that Violet never calculated. Maybe friendship and family have more variables than she thought. Filled with warmth, math-y humor, and delicious pie, this heartfelt middle grade read is perfect for fans of The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl. Includes illustrated charts, graphs, and diagrams throughout.

Violet and the Pie of Life

Author : Debra L. Green
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Twelve-year-old Violet has two great loves in her life: math and pie. And she loves her parents, even though her mom never stops nagging and her dad can be unreliable. Mom plus Dad doesn't equal perfection. Still, Violet knows her parents could solve their problems if they just applied simple math. #1: Adjust the ratio of Mom's nagging to her compliments. #2: Multiply Dad's funny stories by a factor of three. #3: Add in romantic stuff wherever possible. But when her dad walks out, Violet realizes that the odds do not look good. Why can't her parents get along like popular, perfect Ally's parents? Would it be better to have no dad at all, like her best friend, McKenzie? Violet is considering the data when she and Ally get cast in the school play & McKenzie doesn't, a probability that Violet never calculated. Maybe friendship and family have more variables than she thought.

Humble Pie

Author : Anne Dimock
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“Anne Dimock is the Proust of pie and her remembrance of pies past is meant to inspire the pies to come. This is a lovely and elegant memoir.” —Garrison Keillor, bestselling author and host of A Prairie Home Companion In America, pie is a food—and a concept—that carries unusual resonance. In Humble Pie, Anne Dimock offers a delightful combination of memoir, pie quotes, inspiration, recipes, travel writing, and assorted philosophical, cultural, and culinary musings on this powerful yet humble dessert. Anne Dimock grew up in a household where, she notes, “A dearth of good pie was a hardship I never encountered, never knew must be borne up by most folk.” When she realized that the decline of the American pie civilization might be a harbinger of even deeper cultural problems, Anne became a woman on a mission to save pie from extinction. Dimock shares her thoughts on the Zen of making pie crust, the politics of pie, judging a man’s character according to his pie protocol, state fair pie competitions, the kinship between pie and baseball, and the search for edible pie at roadside diners. Folksy and full of humor, Humble Pie is more than just an evocative journey through a life lived in pie. It is a culinary manifesto for a pie renaissance, inviting readers to take up their rolling pins and revive an endangered slice of American culture. Dimock advises us all to “Roll back the apprehension, the doubt, and enter the childlike state of grace where all things are possible and anything lost can be found again. The pie you seek resides not only in memory and imagination—your next piece of pie begins right here.”

America s Best Pies 2016 2017

Author : American Pie Council
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Since 1995, amateur, commercial, and professional bakers have competed in the National Pie Championships to determine who makes the best pies in America. America’s Best Pies 2016-2017 is a collection of nearly two hundred delicious recipes that have won awards at the National Pie Championships. From the unusual?deep-dish deluxe banana split pie?to the traditional, such as apple pie, every recipe has been reviewed by judges and determined to be an award-winning pie. These selections are considered some of the best of the best from across the country. When you start making these pies at home, you’ll see why!America’s Best Pies 2016-2017 is packed with color photographs of the pies you’ll learn to make and love. As a special treat to give you a taste of what the championships are like, many of the photographs are of the actual pies entered in the competition. The recipes inside are clearly explained so that the expert and the future expert pie-maker can enjoy alike. Whether it’s apple, custard, strawberry, or raisin that captures your taste buds, you’re sure to find a recipe that you can’t wait to try. Just be sure to share your tantalizing creations with friends and family, and get ready to serve seconds!Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Good Books and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of cookbooks, including books on juicing, grilling, baking, frying, home brewing and winemaking, slow cookers, and cast iron cooking. We’ve been successful with books on gluten-free cooking, vegetarian and vegan cooking, paleo, raw foods, and more. Our list includes French cooking, Swedish cooking, Austrian and German cooking, Cajun cooking, as well as books on jerky, canning and preserving, peanut butter, meatballs, oil and vinegar, bone broth, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Text Presentation 2010

Author : Kiki Gounaridou
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Text & Presentation is an annual publication devoted to all aspects of theatre scholarship. This new volume represents a selection of the best research presented at the 34th international, interdisciplinary Comparative Drama Conference held in Los Angeles in 2010. Topics covered include metatheatrical experiments and adaptations of Greek tragedy, early Soviet orientalist plays, the working class on the 1920s Broadway stage, Tennessee Williams's grandfather as character model, psychotherapy on stage, and African American musicals, among other topics. Reviews of eight selected books are also included.

Grace Parker s Peach Pie

Author : Kay Correll
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Evelyn is thankful that Parker Cafe—oops, Sea Glass Cafe—is finally profitable and growing. The townsfolk love to come in for the sweet, mouthwatering delights she bakes… especially the old family recipe for peach pie. But is it the peach pie that keeps bringing Rob Bentley back to the cafe, day after day? Rob is in Moonbeam helping his sister, Violet, restore the very neglected Murphy’s Resort. A resort she bought without consulting him and he thinks is a terrible idea. But when had Violet ever listened to his advice? Heather and Jesse can’t catch a break either. Their son gets into serious trouble at school. Trouble he swears he wasn’t involved in, but all the evidence points toward him. Read more about the lives of the Parker women. More secrets are revealed. And yet another town festival as Evelyn and Rob become friends… and maybe a bit more. Oh, and a wedding. But who’s getting married? Grace Parker’s Peach Pie is book five in the Moonbeam Bay series. A romantic women's fiction series. MOONBEAM BAY - the series The Parker Women - Book One The Parker Cafe - Book Two A Heather Parker Original - Book Three The Parker Family Secret - Book Four Grace Parker’s Peach Pie - Book Five The Perks of Being a Parker - Book Six Similar to books by Pamela Kelley, Debbie Macomber, Rachel Hanna, Jan Moran, Robyn Carr, Sherryl Woods, Susan Wiggs. Sweet romance.

Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers

Author : Sara Ackerman
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“A close-up look at how wartime chaos affects a tight-knit group of women living on Hawaii in 1944 at the height of Pacific combat.... [Violet’s] journey overcoming her trials and grief through friendship, family, and romance is a story of strength and perseverance.”—Booklist Violet Iverson and her young daughter, Ella, are piecing their lives together after the disappearance of her husband. As rumors swirl and questions about his loyalties surface, Violet believes Ella knows something. But Ella is stubbornly silent. Something—or someone—has scared her. With the island overrun by troops training for a secret mission, tension and suspicion between neighbors is rising. To get through the difficult days, Violet bands together with her close friends and they open a pie stand near the military base, offering the soldiers a little homemade comfort. Try as she might, Violet can’t ignore her attraction to the brash marine who comes to her aid when the women are accused of spying. Desperate to discover the truth behind what happened to her husband, while keeping her friends and daughter safe, Violet is torn by guilt, fear and longing as she faces losing everything. Again. “A bittersweet story of cinematic proportions.”—BookPage

Violet s Children

Author : Maureen Lee
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The brand new novel from queen of the saga and No. 1 bestselling author, Maureen Lee. In times of trouble, family is all you need... Liverpool, 1950. They say you can choose your friends, but you can't choose your family. Yet when Violet Duffy is asked to give a home to the orphaned children of a distant relative, it is precisely the choice she must face. Abby and Will have had young lives full of tragedy. Life with Violet offers love and safety. But as they grow up, their past won't let them be. Will they choose Violet, or the lure of bigger cities and new horizons? Private passions, tough choices, lost loves and second chances pull them in different directions, but wherever life takes them, Violet's door is always open - after all, it's love that makes a house a home.

Mastering the Power of Life

Author : Christian Michael Steele MD
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Life flows through the universe like a river from an infinite Source to you. Mostly unseen by our physical senses, it has power, awareness, intelligence, and the potential to create anything imaginable. Life engages us constantly, but developing the insight to see past our superficial experience requires understanding and practice. New potentials and visions unseen before are revealed. Spiritual laws are simple and precise but require understanding and consciousness. Through our ignorance and the effects of a cold world, our connection with life has been reduced to a mere fraction of its potential. Developing your consciousness allows you to keep out the influences of a negative world as well as recognize the divinity within. The relationship between the consciousness of life and the divinity within your being is fundamental to the ascension process. Understanding this process will naturally reflect on your own development and allow you to navigate through your life more gracefully, effectively, and with more insight. Within this book are many tools to assist you with reclaiming your power and achieving your true freedom. • Transform your being into its true grandeur • Learn how to live life consciously • Improve your meditation practice • Understand the twelve steps of the ascension process • Gain insight into the levels within mass consciousness • Develop solutions to many of life’s common obstacles • Apply powerful spiritual laws • Reclaim your power and gain your freedom

Worth the Wait

Author : Lori Foster
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Ready or not…love will find a way Single dad Hogan Guthrie is getting his life back on track, and working as the "barbecue master" at a local diner is just a temporary detour. He and restaurant owner Violet Shaw constantly butt heads…until one night they end up mingling other parts instead. Hogan thought he had the recipe for happiness all figured out. But loyal, carefree Violet is daring him to trust his impulses…and see just how sweet small-town living—and loving—can be. Nathan Hawley traded his SWAT team credentials for a sheriff's badge, but a gorgeous new neighbor is shaking up his orderly life. Nathan has a hunch there's more to Brooklin Sweet than meets the eye—but given her caution about getting involved, he has his work cut out for him. Still, there's something about the elusive beauty Nathan can't walk away from—and helping her come to terms with her past might pave the way to the future they both secretly long for.