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The Resource The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

Label
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
Title
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
Statement of responsibility
Aimee Bender
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The wondrous Aimee Bender conjures the lush and moving story of a girl whose magical gift is really a devastating curse. 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 cake. She discovers this gift to her horror, for her mother--her cheerful, good-with-crafts, can-do mother--tastes of despair and desperation. Suddenly, and for the rest of her life, food becomes a peril and a threat to Rose. The curse her gift has bestowed is the secret knowledge all families keep hidden--her mother's life outside the home, her father's detachment, her brother's clash with the world. Yet as Rose grows up she learns to harness her gift and becomes aware that there are secrets even her taste buds cannot discern. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake is a luminous tale about the enormous difficulty of loving someone fully when you know too much about them. It is heartbreaking and funny, wise and sad, and confirms Aimee Bender's place as "a writer who makes you grateful for the very existence of language" (San Francisco Chronicle). BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Aimee Bender's The Color Master
Summary
Discovering in childhood a supernatural ability to taste the emotions of others in their cooking, Rose Edelstein grows up to regard food as a curse when it reveals everyone's secret realities
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Alex Award, 2011.
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348843
Cataloging source
BT
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
Label
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:005b3807-06e6-4515-9752-1cbecb5a0a30
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780385533225
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:005b3807-06e6-4515-9752-1cbecb5a0a30
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780385533225
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Bellaire City LibraryBorrow it
      5111 Jessamine, Bellaire, TX, 77401, US
      29.701745 -95.469561
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