Thanksgiving, Baked in a Pie


Ready to take on baking a Thanksgiving pie or two? We’ve got just the recipes. Just click on the cookbook to find out more about the cookbook, where the book is in the library or place a hold.

Art of the Pie
The Book on Pie
Gluten-Free and Vegan Pie
Pies and Tarts
Pie Academy

Delicious Reads

If you are skipping on baking this year, chill out with a couple of the fiction books below.

The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller. After losing her job at an exclusive Boston dinner club, pastry chef Olivia Rawlings escapes to her best friend’s Vermont hometown, where her mouthwatering desserts give way to a new job, a blue-ribbon competition, a potential relationship, and new understandings about belonging. Also available as an eBook.

Lemon Meringue Murder Pie by Joanne Fluke. While scouring her boyfriend’s new house for antiques, occasional sleuth and bake shop owner Hannah Swenson and her mother stumble upon the dead body of Rhonda Scarf, the house’s former owner, as well as one of Hannah’s legendary lemon meringue pies, plunging Hannah into her latest mystery.

Pies and Prejudice by Ellery Adams. Discovering her hidden talent for enchantment, Ella Mae makes her own wish come true by opening the Charmed Pie Shoppe. But with her old nemesis Loralyn Gaynor making trouble, and her old crush Hugh Dylan making nice, she has more than pie on her plate, and when Loralyn’s fiancé is found dead- killed with Ella Mae’s rolling pin- it’ss take all her sweet magic to clear her name. Available as a downloadable audiobook.

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley. Eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, begins her adventure when a dead bird is found on the doorstep of her family’s mansion in the summer of 1950, thus propelling her into a mystery that involves an investigation into a man’s murder where her father is the main suspect. Also available as a downloadable audiobook and an eBook. For more of Flavia, try the 3 book series of titles as an eBook.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. In 1946, as England emerges from the shadow of World War II, writer Juliet Ashton finds inspiration for her next book in her correspondence with a native of Guernsey and his eccentric friends, who tell her about their island, the books they love, German occupation, and the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a book club born as an alibi during German occupation. Available in Large Print, eBook, and downloadable audiobook.

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