New in paperback! The summer of 1961, the year of the pie fair, I was wild for baseball. First-time novelist Karen Stolz has created a cozy, poignant and exquisitely written episodic tale of family, food and love. Set in a small town in Texas in the 1960's, where there wasn't a lot to pick from, summer-job wise: counter-girl at Jerry's Dairy King, shampoo girl at Barb's Tint n' Clip; the maid job at the Bluebonnet Motel, a young girl named Roxanne comes of age. Whether it's a pie-baking contest that becomes a lesson in radical politics and courage; a crush on the new mailman (who is a woman); or dealing with the death of her beloved father and her mother's remarriage, Roxanne never fails to touch our hearts. And it that weren't enough, the recipes following each chapter—which range from Christina's Lemon Meringue Pie to Doreen's Frozen Fruit Salad—evoke a cozy sensation that makes it seem as though there could be no better place to live than tiny Annette, Texas.