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Review: The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

on December 17, 2010

What an interesting and odd book this was! I found this gem while perusing the new releases at the library. It looked interesting and I had heard of it so I took it home.
“The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake” tells the story of Rose Edelstein, a young girl who suddenly develops the ability to tell what people are feeling based on the food they prepare. Rose becomes subjected to her mother’s unhappiness, her father’s vagueness, and her brother’s alienation. As Rose seeks to find her way in the world, and seeks to hold on to her dysfunctional family, she learns how being so in touch with others can be more than a burden; it can be a gift.
I really liked this book and loved loved loved Aimee Bender’s writing style. What a gifted way with words she has!
I recommend this book to those who want to read something interesting and different. I was intrigued!
I’d give it 4 Stars!

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