This book is a wonder. Not a recipe book per se, though there are great recipes included--it is a celebration of pie, all kinds of pie. Kate is a poet, a damn fine poet, and it shows in her writing. The illustrations by Jessica Lynn Bonin are a delight as well. If you ever get to Edison check out her store/gallery, The Lucky Dumpster. This book is the perfect gift for anyone who loves pie. And who doesn't?