MOTIVATION for READING: See why I read this now above.
WHAT’s it ABOUT: A candle pin bowling alley. An unusual woman who built and ran the bowling alley and the subsequent family members who trailed after her.
WHAT’s GOOD: It’s quirky in all the right and wonderful ways. I really enjoyed it.
What’s NOT so good: I have no complaints.
FINAL THOUGHTS: Has a memorable first sentence/contender for best opening ever.
RATING: Five slices of pie. LOTS of pie and most pie references are to pie shapes or pie-cut or piebald or . . .
Page 227 – “Sometimes this ghost left the Gearheart to haunt a particular compartment at the Automat, and soured whatever sandwich or soup or slice of pie had been put there.”
Page 240 – “Eskimo Pie.”