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The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
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Jan 14, 2011

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Read from January 13 to 14, 2011 , read count: 1

Beautifully written, magic realism, however, I kept waiting for something to happen. The book seemed entirely descriptive.

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Valerie Which is why I read it. It was a great character and family development...I just would have like a little more...I often feel that way about magic realism.

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Bill Ward I find this title very sad. Lemon cake has always been my favorite, and not at all sad.

Valerie Just as it is the salt that mellows bitterness and adds to the flavor of vanilla etc. It might be the tears that add to the flavor of happiness. Food science as metaphor.

message 1: by Bill (new)

Bill Ward True that. It's just that for me, lemon cake reminds me of birthdays and happy times.

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