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The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
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Jan 11, 2011

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bookshelves: year-2011, food, library, fantasy, coming-of-age
Read from March 17 to 20, 2011

This is a light, sparse bittersweet book. The premise is interesting and keeps the fuel of the book going. However, the end of the book was flat. The pace was slow, but the characters were distant and engaging.

The premise of the book (why I read it) was that the daughter of an seemingly ordinary family starts noticing that she can tastes emotions in her food. She starts to recognize her mother's despair and even factory workers disinterest in making food. Her skill is honed throughout the years, but she is not sure what to do with the intimate information about her mom's unhappiness.

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Reading Progress

03/19/2011 page 50
17.0% "Waiting for the story to throw me into orbit"
03/20/2011 page 200
70.0% "Waiting for the sweetness from the bittersweet."

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