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The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

Aimee Bender

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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (5/31/2010)
Paperback (4/19/2011)
Hardcover (6/1/2010)
Paperback (2/1/2011)
Hardcover, Large Print, Large Print (10/1/2010)
Paperback (9/1/2011)
Paperback (4/22/2011)

Summer '11 Reading Group List

“Aimee Bender's keen eye and delightfully quirky sensibilities are enchantingly reflected in this novel. When nine-year-old Rose discovers that she can taste people's emotions in the food they prepare, she learns of her mother's despair. Meanwhile, her older brother is increasingly remote and her father blissfully naive. As Rose advances awkwardly into young adulthood, the depth of her family's peculiarities is revealed. Heartbreaking, sweet, and thoroughly engrossing.”
— Michael Keefe, Annie Bloom's Books, Portland, OR
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June 2010 Indie Next List

“Aimee Bender's keen eye and delightfully quirky sensibilities are enchanting reflected in this novel. When nine-year-old Rose discovers that she can taste people's emotions in the food they prepare, she learns of her mother's despair. Meanwhile, her older brother is increasingly remote and her father blissfully naive. As Rose advances awkwardly into young adulthood, the depth of her family's peculiarities is revealed. Heartbreaking, sweet, and thoroughly engrossing.”
— Michael Keefe, Annie Bloom's Books, Portland, OR
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Description

On the eve of her ninth birthday, unassuming Rose Edelstein bites into her mother's homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a magical gift: she can taste her mother's emotions in the slice. To her horror, she finds that her cheerful mother tastes of despair. Soon, she's privy to the secret knowledge that most families keep hidden: her father's detachment, her mother's transgression, her brother's increasing retreat from the world. But there are some family secrets that even her cursed taste buds can't discern.

Perfection Learning, 9781613831182, 292pp.

Publication Date: April 19, 2011