Every year on March 14th, math lovers around the world celebrate Pi Day (3/14, get it?) by reciting the digits of pi, doing math activities, and eating pie. I’m no mathematician, but I can definitely get behind a holiday that involves delicious baked goods. In honor of the occasion, we’re cozying up with some dessert and reading these pi—and pie—related books.
When MJ Boudreaux took up poker to reignite her marriage with her gambler husband, she never expected to have a knack for it. As MJ’s newfound talent takes her deeper into the world of professional poker and further from her family, she must play her hand carefully…or risk losing it all.
This witty and compassionate novel traces the lives of three very different sisters—one practical-minded, one neurotic, and one free-spirited—all united by a freak accident as they struggle to make peace with their past, the future, and their relationships with one another.
When Indian Princess Mink is left penniless after her father’s death, Queen Victoria grants her a home in Hampton Court Palace. But when a reviled General-Major dies after eating a pie made by Mink’s faithful servant Pooki, Mink must begin an investigation to clear her servant’s name—but in the process, she discovers that Hampton Court isn’t what it seems.
When Beth Howard’s husband dies suddenly, she packs up his RV 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 in this memoir of hope, healing, and finding joy after tragedy.
In this cozy mystery, a young woman is framed by her boss for embezzlement and flees to her aunt’s pie shop. But when her ex-boss turns up dead on their doorstep, she must start her own investigation to find the killer—before he finds her.
Ruth thinks she has found her ticket out of Tennessee by eloping with a stereo salesman, but soon he “gets religion,” and Ruth leaves. When she faints in a North Carolina five-and-dime, a feisty elderly reporter named Rose rescues her, beginning a friendship stronger than family ties.
The first in a series centered around the inhabitants of a small New Mexico town once renowned for its homemade desserts, PIE TOWN is the touching and funny tale about the unexpected changes a sleepy little southwestern community undergoes following the arrival of a well-meaning but woefully unprepared priest and a young hitchhiker who looks like big trouble.
When the highly imaginative Lady Sophia Garfield discovers a nest of very real German spies in her home, nobody believes her. With her maid murdered and her beloved bulldog held hostage, she sets out alone to gain proof and, with time out for tea at the Ritz, save Britain.
In this book, master bread baker Peter Reinhart travels to Italy and back to the US, capturing the stories behind the greatest artisanal pizzas of the Old World and the New. Returning to the kitchen, Reinhart gives a master class on pizza-making techniques and provides more than 60 recipes for doughs, sauces and toppings, and the pizzas that bring them all together.