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Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake (Paperback)

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“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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“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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780099538264
Publisher: Windmill
Publication Date: September 1st, 2011