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The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
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Apr 09, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: modern-literature, 4th-tuesday
Read in March, 2012

Preface quote: The Physiology of Taste, Billat-Savarin: "Food is all those substances which, submitted to the action of the stomach, can be assimilated or changed into life by digestion, and thus repair the losses which the human body suffers through the act of living."

or NOT

Having the gift of knowing the emotional state of the creator of the food is quite a burden for a 9 year old to discover on her birthday.

most poignant point of the book was the comparing of the lunches prepared for her friends

ironic --- the joys of Oreo cookies and snack machine

note: Bookpage June, 2010 interview.

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