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The Particular Sadness Of Lemon Cake By Aimee Bender

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

What if you could taste the emotions of the person who made your food?

A few days before her ninth birthday, Rose Edelstein bites into a piece of chocolate lemon cake and tastes her cheery mother’s despair. It is a gift she doesn’t want and she can’t make it go away. Every meal is a minefield. The novel follows Rose through adolescence as she unravels feelings her family can’t express and slowly comes to terms with her extraordinary palate.

Beautiful, truthful and weird. I ate the whole book in two sittings.5 stars

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