Friday, 21 October 2011

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake - Aimee Bender

At the age of 9, Rose discovers a strange power, she can taste the emotions of her mother in the cake she has baked for Rose’s birthday. It isn’t just her mother’s feelings she experiences, everything she eats comes loaded with the moods of everyone who has participated in putting it together. Rose learns to survive and starts to notice the cracks in her family. Then her brother starts disappearing.
What starts off slowly grows into a much more interesting and slightly weird narrative. If you enjoyed ‘Like Water For Chocolate’or ‘The Secret Life of Bees’ you might well want to read this.

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