Second Printing Sold Out—Now Out of Print

A Little Slice of Heaven

A Little Slice of Heaven

A Heartwarming Read.

On an out-of-the-way corner of a Virginia country road, four generations of the indomitable Woodruff family struggled and overcame impossible odds to create Woodruff’s Café and Pie Shop, home of what Southern Living magazine called “the best apple pie ever (yes, really ever).” With Southern grace, hospitality and humor, Angela Woodruff Scott tells the uplifting tale of a family who carved out their niche in a hostile environment, and somehow developed a flagship from slavery, to a 19th-century blacksmith shop, to a school bus stop, to a cash grocery, to the celebrated Woodruff’s Café + Pie Shop—pride of Amherst County.

Mary Fannie 1952

Written from the Heart

Candid vignettes reveal the story of lives deeply informed by faith in God, old-fashioned family values, a strong work ethic, and love for fellow men and women, including the stranger—perhaps especially the stranger. It is a tale of courage, heartache, perseverance, and triumph over unbearable obstacles, richly sprinkled with colorful characters and outlandish events.

Heirloom Kitchen Tools

Lavishly Illustrated, Well-Crafted

This 200+ page volume is enhanced with more than 100 rare photos and rich illustrations. The finer points of the bookmaker's craft are brought together seamlessly to make this a treasured addition to any library. This book was designed with extra attention to the little details and extra touches, including ample margins, that make owning and reading this book a sheer joy.

The Pie Shop Ladies

Next Best Thing to Being There

If you can’t be in the heart of Virginia to experience Woodruff’s Café + Pie Shop firsthand, then this handsome, well-crafted book is the next best thing. A Little Slice of Heaven is like a time machine, a comfortable chair, a cozy hearth… a heartwarming read that’ll make you feel like family. A Little Slice of Heaven is a book to share with everyone you care about.

A Little Slice of Heaven
A Beautiful Book, A Delightful Read

In Store for You

Answers to important questions, such as: Whatever happened to the enslaved great-grandfather, Wyatt? What happens when you throw a rock into a pack of dogs? How did Mama the shopkeeper handle the flimflammers? What's it like to be the only black kid in school? What happened when Larry set the entire kitchen on fire? Just what is in Mama's coveted Sweet Potato Pie recipe? Exactly where does one find the strength to press on in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds?

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Get to Know the Pie Shop Ladies

You Mean They Sing, Too?

They slice. They dice. They peel. They chop. They fry. They bake. They love. They sing. Here are the Ladies of the Pie Shop as featured in Rick Sebak's popular PBS Special, "A Few Good Pie Places." Come on down, and they'll sing for you by request. In the mean time, the new book, "A Little Slice of Heaven," is the next best thing.

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Choose one. Choose both

You will appreciate the attention paid to every detail of this delightful book. The hardcover edition has special features simply hard to find in the bookmaker’s craft these days. “A Little Slice of Heaven” is certain to be a not only a welcome addition to any library, but a book that you will want to share. The first printing sold out in less than two weeks. The second printing sold out quickly, and this book is now out of print.



  • Full Color Gloss Cover
  • 200+ Pages
  • 100+ Illustrations
  • Full Color Throughout
  • Dimensions 5.5" x 8.5"
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  • Same Great Book, plus:
  • Full Color Dust Jacket
  • Sturdy Cloth on Board
  • Gold Foil Stamping
  • Sewn Head + Tail Bands
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What Readers are Saying.

  • “This story is soul-stirring, heart-healing, faith-building, and just plain good to the last bite.”

    — Sherri Ann

  • “This book made me laugh. It made me cry. It made me cheer. It is a story worthy of the big screen.”

    — Julie

  • “So excited to get this book. I have ordered several copies for gifts.”

    — Mary Lou

  • “The only thing better than a slice of Woodruff’s pie is their amazing story, powerfully told in this important book.”

    — US Congressman Ben Cline

  • “This is my favorite kind of book: one that leaves me feeling uplifted and encouraged. The story of the Woodruff family and their generosity to their community and each other reminds me of all that is good in this world.”

    — Gloria Loring

  • “I read it. It’s a wonderful book. You’ll like it and it talks about pie.”

    — John Ford Coley

Two Printings Now Sold Out. This title is now Out of Print.

After two printings, “A Little Slice of Heaven” is now Out of Print. This First Edition has already become a collector's item. “A Little Slice of Heaven” is like a time machine, a comfortable chair, a cozy hearth… a heartwarming read that’ll make you feel like family. “A Little Slice of Heaven” is a book to share with everyone you care about. This title is now Out of Print.

Out of Print