You’ll meet Barry as husband, father, performer and “victim” of Victoria, wife, mom and feisty prankster along with kids B.J., Hunter and Sierra at all ages and stages. Happily for the reader, Victoria writes skillfully as she draws sharp and entertaining pictures with clever timing and apt turns of phrase. Each story is brief enough so the book can easily be a bedside reader (or some other side…it is prune pie, after all). She was encouraged by her blog audience (“blogience?”) to assemble her stories on paper between covers with a spine, so she did…in a fun little volume. Plenty of laughs, and soulful moments, fill the plate. You won’t go away hungry. Fifty-five tales on two hundred thirty-seven pages.
Softcover Book: $15 through www.rhyolitepress.com
– by Rick Huff
Review – Victoria Ward
“Prune Pie (& Other Moving Stories)”