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Erica Bauermeister

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Erica Bauermeister is the bestselling author of four novels -- The School of Essential Ingredients, Joy for Beginners, The Lost Art of Mixing, and The Scent Keeper (coming in May, 2019 from St, Martin's ). Her memoir, House Lessons, will be published by Sasquatch in the spring of 2020. She is also the co-author of 500 Great Books by Women: A Reader's Guide and Let's Hear It For the Girls: 375 Great Books for Readers 2-14. She currently lives in Port Townsend, Wa with her husband and 238 wild deer.

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Erica Bauermeister I'm so happy you like Antonia and Ian -- I had great fun creating them. None of my characters are based on anyone I know, but in Antonia's case, she…moreI'm so happy you like Antonia and Ian -- I had great fun creating them. None of my characters are based on anyone I know, but in Antonia's case, she was inspired both by my experience of moving back to the United States after living in Italy, and by the experience of watching an Italian friend move to this country. Everything seemed so different (my friend actually did drink half and half for a while, thinking it was milk). Antonia's personality, however, is all her own. I loved the idea of pairing her up with Ian, who reminds me of many of the software engineering types I know in Seattle. In many ways, their relationship makes me think of what happens to many Americans when they visit Italy...(less)
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We are the unwitting carriers of our parents’ secrets, the ripples made by stones we never saw thrown… We humans are almost entirely made of water, except for the stones of our secrets.

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4.5 stars. Wow. What a story. Cara Brookins and her four children (17, 15, 11 and 2 -- yes, 2 years old) build a house from scratch to create a safe home and overcome the effects of 2 abusive husbands/fathers. As someone who has renovated a house, th ...more
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“Each person's heart breaks in it's own way. Every cure will be different, but there are some things we all need. Before anything else, we need to feel safe.”
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“Life is beautiful. Some people just remind you of that more than others.”
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“They said - Adults need to have fun so children will want to grow up.”
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Best Fiction

The Help
 
  1143 votes 17.2%

The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3)
 
  669 votes 10.1%

Her Fearful Symmetry
 
  328 votes 4.9%

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  322 votes 4.8%

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  311 votes 4.7%

The Year of the Flood (MaddAddam, #2)
 
  299 votes 4.5%

The White Queen (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #2)
 
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  241 votes 3.6%

The Magicians (The Magicians #1)
 
  233 votes 3.5%

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  229 votes 3.4%

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
 
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Let the Great World Spin
 
  136 votes 2.0%

This is Where I Leave You
 
  136 votes 2.0%

Little Bee
 
  129 votes 1.9%

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  120 votes 1.8%

Drood
 
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  104 votes 1.6%

A Gate at the Stairs
 
  99 votes 1.5%

The Weight of Silence
 
  91 votes 1.4%

That Old Cape Magic
 
  80 votes 1.2%

The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet
 
  71 votes 1.1%

Await Your Reply
 
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The School of Essential Ingredients
 
  62 votes 0.9%

The Little Giant of Aberdeen County
 
  62 votes 0.9%

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