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The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
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Mar 08, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: drama, book-club
Read in July, 2010

A young girl develops the ability to detect people's emotions through the food they prepare and discovers that, despite outward appearances, her mother is depressed and confused.
The premise behind this story was promising, but for me it didn't live up to that potential. Nothing really seemed to happen in the story, it was very slow. There was a whole different plot-line involving her brother that went off in a totally different direction and was never really successfully resolved, although it was explained in the end.
I gave it 2 stars instead of 1 because it could be an interesting book for discussion.

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