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ISBN: 0099538261 / ISBN-13: 9780099538264

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

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On the eve of her ninth birthday, unassuming Rose Edelstein, a girl at the periphery of schoolyard games and her distracted parents' attention, bites ... Show synopsis

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  • The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake (Windmill Books) – Mass-market paperback (2011)
    by Aimee Bender

    The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

    Mass-market paperback, Windmill Books
    2011
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    ISBN: 0099538261
    ISBN-13: 9780099538264

    On the eve of her ninth birthday, 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. All at once 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 truth behind her family's emotions - her mother's sadness, her father's detachment and her brother's clash with the world. ... Show more

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DonSchwartz

intriguing story

by DonSchwartz on Aug 5, 2010

Aimee Bender's new novel seizes and holds the reader's interest from the very first chapter. Marked by the writer's characteristic use of magical realism, it also tells the story of a family with a variety of human problems beyond the magical theme suggested by its title. More

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