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Erica Bauermeister

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Erica Bauermeister is the NYT bestselling author of four novels -- The Scent Keeper (a Reese's Book Club pick), The School of Essential Ingredients,, Joy for Beginners, and The Lost Art of Mixing. Her memoir, House Lessons, will be published by Sasquatch March 24th, 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 Not currently -- although I also said I wasn't going to do a sequel to School of Essential Ingredients, so I never say never these days.
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Not currently -- although I also said I wasn't going to do a sequel to School of Essential Ingredients, so I never say never these days.
I do have a new novel out now —The Scent Keeper—and a memoir about a renovation and how our built environments affect us (House Lessons coming out March 2020.)(less)
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The Scent Keeper

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Joy for Beginners

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The Lost Art of Mixing

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House Lessons: Renovating a...

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500 Great Books By Women

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A Year of the Unexpected

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Der Duft der Erinnerung

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House Lessons by Erica Bauermeister
"I turned to this book about a home renovation as a source of lightness amid a ton of serious antiracist reading, but I didn’t suspect how deep it would be. It hit me in the feels. I thought it would be about the physical space, but the way she wove h" Read more of this review »
House Lessons by Erica Bauermeister
"I purchased this book because I love the authors fiction and have read them all. I purchased this book because I love books about houses. I purchased this book from an Independent Bookstore to help them during the loss of business during this pandemi" Read more of this review »
Stamped by Jason Reynolds
"Fantastic YA version of Ibram X. Kendi's National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.

I was fortunate enough to do a signing with Jason Reynolds in Winston-Salem a couple of years ago, and " Read more of this review »
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I'm so glad that Scent Keeper spoke to you, and I love your question! I was actually working with a perfumer to create a scent for the book, and went all the way to Vancouver, BC to meet with her -- and then I had a bike wreck the night before our me See Full Answer
House Lessons by Erica Bauermeister
"Simply lovely. Told as only Erica Bauermeister can, the story of renovating a house becomes the story of renovating a life. I loved her honesty about herself and her relationships, and I appreciate her wisdom more than I can say. This book came out r" Read more of this review »
" Alyssa wrote: "I was hoping for a better ending. Disappointed."
If you read the hardback and still want a bit more, you'll find an epilogue on my websi
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Of all of Alice Hoffman's books, I think this is my favorite -- a series of connected stories that takes you through the various owners of one rather eccentric house in New England. Hoffman's ability to bring just a bit (and sometimes more than a bit ...more
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Wow. The language in this book is astounding. I found myself reading aloud sentences, one after another. Pausing on an image. Stopping to think about an idea. It was THAT kind of book, deep and immersive. I loved the first part, where Powers takes yo ...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.”
Erica Bauermeister, The School of Essential Ingredients

“Life is beautiful. Some people just remind you of that more than others.”
Erica Bauermeister, The School of Essential Ingredients

“They said - Adults need to have fun so children will want to grow up.”
Erica Bauermeister, Joy for Beginners

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Best Fiction

The Help
 
  1141 votes 17.2%

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

Her Fearful Symmetry
 
  327 votes 4.9%

Shanghai Girls (Shanghai Girls #1)
 
  322 votes 4.9%

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)
 
  311 votes 4.7%

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

The White Queen (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #2)
 
  276 votes 4.2%

Fool
 
  241 votes 3.6%

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

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
 
  227 votes 3.4%

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
 
  225 votes 3.4%

Juliet, Naked
 
  211 votes 3.2%

Cutting for Stone
 
  193 votes 2.9%

The Little Stranger
 
  148 votes 2.2%

Pygmy
 
  145 votes 2.2%

South of Broad
 
  144 votes 2.2%

The Story Sisters
 
  143 votes 2.2%

Let the Great World Spin
 
  136 votes 2.1%

This is Where I Leave You
 
  135 votes 2.0%

Little Bee
 
  127 votes 1.9%

Brooklyn
 
  120 votes 1.8%

Drood
 
  110 votes 1.7%

The Children's Book
 
  107 votes 1.6%

A Reliable Wife
 
  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
 
  79 votes 1.2%

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

Await Your Reply
 
  70 votes 1.1%

The School of Essential Ingredients
 
  62 votes 0.9%

The Little Giant of Aberdeen County
 
  62 votes 0.9%

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