The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
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The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake (English, Paperback, Bender Aimee)


The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake  (English, Paperback, Bender Aimee)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • Genre: Fiction
  • ISBN: 9780099538264, 9780099538264
  • Edition: 2011
  • Pages: 336

On the eve of her ninth birthday, unassuming Rose Edelstein, a girl at the periphery of schoolyard games and her distracted parents' attention, 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. She discovers this gift to her horror, for her mother - her cheerful, can-do mother - tastes of despair and desperation. Suddenly, and for the rest of her life, food becomes perilous. Anything can be revealed at any meal.

Rose's gift forces her to confront the secret knowledge all families keep hidden - truths about her mother's life outside the home, her father's strange detachment and her brother's clash with the world. Yet as Rose grows up, she realises there are some secrets that even her taste buds cannot discern.

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake is a luminous tale about the heartbreak of loving those whom you know too much about. It is profound and funny, wise and sad, and Aimee Bender's dazzling prose illuminates the strangeness of everyday life.

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Book Details
  • Windmill Books
Publication Year
  • 2011
  • 21 mm
  • 198 mm
  • 129 mm
  • 0.94 inch
  • 234 gr
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For those who understand and appreciate good writing, over and beyond the story, this book is a gem. Underrated, so don't trust the reviews of others when you finally decided to read it because you will either fall in love with it or you will set fire to it.

Meow Bowwow

Mar, 2014

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