Some Days There's Pie

Some Days There's Pie

Catherine Landis / Feb 19, 2020

Some Days There s Pie Ruth Ritchie elopes with a stereo salesman thinking that she has found her ticket out of Summerville Tennessee where her future means selling pies at Durwood s Hardware But Chuck gets religion and

  • Title: Some Days There's Pie
  • Author: Catherine Landis
  • ISBN: 9780312283841
  • Page: 120
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Ruth Ritchie elopes with a stereo salesman, thinking that she has found her ticket out of Summerville, Tennessee where her future means selling pies at Durwood s Hardware But Chuck gets religion, and Ruth, who cherishes her freedom than safety, buys a used car and heads north When Ruth faints from hunger at a North Carolina five and dime, Rose, a feisty elderly reRuth Ritchie elopes with a stereo salesman, thinking that she has found her ticket out of Summerville, Tennessee where her future means selling pies at Durwood s Hardware But Chuck gets religion, and Ruth, who cherishes her freedom than safety, buys a used car and heads north When Ruth faints from hunger at a North Carolina five and dime, Rose, a feisty elderly reporter, rescues her A friendship stronger than family ties blossoms for all her bravado, unsentimental Ruth can never quite disguise her need for a mother s love In Ruth, Rose finds someone who refuses to see old age as a handicap, and gives her life new purpose With spirited humor and empathy, Landis beautifully intertwines the unforgettable stories of Rose, in stubborn denial of lung cancer, and Ruth, who possesses the energy and conviction of Rose in her younger days.

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      • Catherine Landis

        Catherine Landis was born in Birmingham, Alabama but grew up in Chattanooga Technically, she grew up on Signal Mountain just outside of Chattanooga It s a place a little like Summerville in Some Days There s Pie, her first novel She graduated from high school in 1974 and went to Davidson College in NC, graduating from there in 1978 with a BA in English Landis was the first woman editor of the college newspaper Davidson had just gone co ed when she started there and she was in the second graduating class of women Landis went on to work as a newspaper reporter in New Bern, North Carolina for four years, got married and moved to Lexington, Kentucky, where she worked for a public television station first in promotion, then as an assistant producer, which was a glorified secretary, really, she says She covered the Kentucky state legislature for the station plus assisted with an update of its GED instructional series Landis and her family moved to Augusta, Georgia, after that, where she had her first child Although she had been writing all her life, she started taking it seriously in Augusta, which continued after they moved to Knoxville in 1987 Landis wrote short stories, mostly unsuccessfully in her words, although one of them won the Leslie Garrett Award from the Writer s Guild Landis says, Finally I got the gumption to start a novel this was around 1995 and that novel was Some Days There s Pie, which was published in May, 2002 Landis second novel, Harvest was published in October of 2004 She likes to run and hike and read a lot.


    858 Comments

    1. Happened upon this book at the library and loved, loved LOVED it! Such dense, complex characters, such a detailed sense of place (both small town Piedmont NC and the mountains of TN). The relationship between the young, somewhat lost heroine and her elderly mentor completely charmed me. Will be checking out her second novel, Harvest as soon as I can.


    2. This one wasn't quite what I was expecting. I think I was hoping for a sweetly Fannie Flagg-ish story about two women in small-town North Carolina; but I never really developed a liking for either of the main characters (or the supporting ones, for that matter). Quirkiness is a great characteristic of Southern lit, but I couldn't help but feel like the author was trying just a little too hard to be quirkyd rambling in the process. Not a bad book, but definitely not one I'll be revisiting any tim [...]


    3. I really liked this book. The characters were complex and endearing. The story moved along. It was tightly written and well done!!!



    4. This book isn't a romance novel. It isn't a mystery or a thriller or an action novel.It's just a novel, and sometimes that's enough.


    5. Finally a book I enjoyed readng! This book was recommended by a friend and I enjoyed it.The two main characters are Ruth, a young woman trying to find her place in the world,and Rose, a fiesty 80-year-old who gets still works for a living even though she is dying from cancer. The friendship of these two women sets Ruth on the right path.Ruth's childhood was bleak. Does anyone ever have a happy childhood? Her mother is a grim woman who irons other people's clothes for a living and her father disa [...]


    6. I bought this book on a whim because my childhood friend who lives in Springfield, Mo and I had just decided to meet annually, mid-way between our homes and have a piece of pie, someday. SOME DAYS THERE'S PIE: A NOVEL fit right into that theme . Although it's a pretty lightweight read, one can't help but like the two main characters. Rose is 80 and Ruth is 20. Rose is an old newspaper woman and Ruth is a too-young-married trying to make sense of it all. They are supportive of one another and com [...]


    7. This is one of those books with a title that I've liked for a long time, so I finally read it.The pie of the title is fried pie and it refers to the fact that the lady who made them sold them in the hardware store, only when she felt like it. The story is about a young woman named Ruth who, after running away from home to get married, leaves her husband as well and is befriended by an older lady named Rose who helps her get a job, find a place to live and leads her on a couple of adventures,even [...]


    8. The book some days theres pie is about this girl who runs away from her family and gets married but endes up divorcing him and she meets this old lady named rose who helps her out and gives her a home and job to go to she is hepling rose becuase rose is very stuborn she dosent belive she has cancer when she does and things get hectic some times.I picked this book because the title looked interesting and I thoght is was alright but I guess I wouldent recommened it to someone who likes drama.


    9. I read this book a few years ago. Honestly, I can't recall much about the story. I do remember enjoying it and thought it was a good read. I gave it 3 stars for the simple fact that Ms Landis has some good quotable lines in the book, namely from where the title comes from. I still quote "some days there pie, some days there not" to myself quite often. A good beach read or anyone who likes chick lit with a southern flavor.


    10. If you like Billie Letts' work (Where the Heart Is; The Honk and Holler Opening Soon) you'll like this. I really enjoyed the juxtaposition of the two main characters - one at the end of her life and one just figuring out her beginning.


    11. I didn't want to put this book down. It was an easy, light read. I enjoyed the glimpse into someone's life and the lessons they learn during that time. It reminded me that all is not what it appears at first look and that those who have walked the road ahead of us have much to teach us. I would definitely recommend this book.


    12. I just could not get into this story. I felt like it rambled on and on and then the author would throw a character in for no good reason. I did like the two main characters, Ruth and Rose, but I felt the storyline was choppy and there was just too much the author was trying to pack into the book.


    13. I enjoyed the writing style of this author, and I liked the characters, but the story seemed to be a bit disjointed. Certain subplots were poorly explored and I feel as though the author started with one goal but ended with another. Overall, though, this was an easy read and I don't regret having added it to my library.


    14. An enjoyable, thought-provoking and light read. Quirky characters were open to one another and positively contributed to this book's path. Ruth, a divorced teenager and Rose, a driven reporter and grandmother, are an unlikely pair. But they had a constructive friendship and enabled each other to be a little better.


    15. A novel about friendship and familyabout hope and doing what's right. A touching first novel for this author with characters that feel truly genuine. I thought the middle was sort of disjointed but I loved the endingI felt Ruth's heartache! A good read with many little gems to treasure later in quiet moments!


    16. This is the story of an intergenerational friendship between octogenarian Rose and barely 20 Ruth. The writing is vivid. The characters have their flaws but we love them anyway. It's about learning to do what is right in the face of adversity, and about knowing when to quit - and when not to. I'd like to read more of this author's works.


    17. I picked this one up because Catherine Landis is from Chattanooga, my homewhere my heart is anyway. So yeah, very Joshlyn Jackson. She gives her characters that southern grit that's very realistic reminded me a lot of Backseat Saints, but with less plot, more meandering.


    18. I picked this up used because I liked the title, then discovered it was by a local writer (Knoxville, TN).It moves kind of slowly in places, and the plot is minimal, but the characters are interesting, and I liked this look into their lives. I like days when there is pie, or cake :)


    19. It is a different kind of book. I couldn't really identify with the protagonist, but I found her oddly fascinating all the same. I only picked it up at my favorite used book store when I saw that the author was from Chattanooga. I would recommend it.


    20. I think the book dragged on a bit, but in the end it was lovely. It's a tale of regret, but a tale of living. It's two stories recounted of adventure & mystery, of heartbreak & sadness. Above of, it's a story of life, of living.



    21. Debut novel. Ruth goes to North Carolina and makes friends with Rose, an old lady. Story about relationships.



    22. This was the Authors first book. The story started out fine but then seemed to drag along, A thin story line and too wordy.


    23. A wonderful story about a young woman starting out and an old woman finishing up. My favorite line from the book: Listen. Because I am worth a story. Everybody is. "





    24. Earnest. I like that the focus was on the friendship between a young woman and an old one. A nice ending& a wonderful title. It's true- some days there's pie!


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