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The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
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Jan 15, 11

bookshelves: fiction, newfiction
Read in October, 2010

This book started out awesome and exciting during the narrator's youth. Bender has a very lyrical prose that make the descriptions of food delicious and also heart-breaking reading the descriptions of the emotions that bleed into the food.

I love her adoration for her brother and parents, the secret crush on her brother's friend George, and her guardianship of the history of her parent's romance, leaving a witness to a love that has faded in marriage.

The story loses steam once Rose becomes older as a teenager and young woman and the strange turn the story takes regarding her brother's strange "gift". I suspect Aimee Bender doesn't miss a beat in shorter fiction where the poetry of her writing is contained.
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