The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
By Aimee Bender
(Thorndike Press, Hardcover, Large Print, 9781410430649, 399pp.)
Publication Date: October 2010
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On the face of it, the Edelsteins appear to be a stereotypical middle-class family, with little Rose about to turn nine. Her birthday cake changes everything as family secrets begin to bubble to the surface. Host Liane Hansen talks to author Aimee Bender about her new novel, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. More at NPR.org
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- Rose goes through life feeling people’s emotions through their food. Many eat to feel happy and comforted. Does this extreme sensory experience bring any happiness to Rose or only sadness?