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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (27,755 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Aimee Bender Narrator: Lillo Way Publisher: Symphony Space Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The author of An Invisible Sign of My Own, whose work has been presented at Selected Shorts performances, discusses her second novel, a lush and moving story of a girl whose magical gift is really a devastating curse. She is interviewed by Heidi Julavits (novelist and co-editor of The Believer). A selection is performed by Lillo Way.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Becky | 2/15/2014

    " Embarrassing confession: I avoided reading this book for a long time because of the cover, which I thought was incongruous with the title. I've never heard of lemon cake with chocolate frosting, so I thought the picture couldn't be of a lemon cake. Now that you know I need to be committed for worrying about such things, I will say that I really enjoyed this book. It reminded me a bit of "Like Water for Chocolate," which isn't a bad thing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lauren Matcek | 2/11/2014

    " Amiee Bender's The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake is a sad tale of a girl who can taste the emotions of whoever cooked the food she happened to be eating. She watches her whole home life collapse as her mother finds love other than her father, her brother's continuous drawing into himsele. And falling for her brother's best friend who eventually has feelings for her too, but she pushes him away and falls for another woman. There are no quotations around the words so it makes the book harder to read and to understand. But if you can get past it, the story line is interesting and great to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jen | 1/30/2014

    " This book started out so promising. It was engrossing and beautifully lush with a gripping story. But somewhere along the way it veered off course and she lost me. I began to wonder how she was going to explain things or resolve them, and found myself unsatisfied with her choices and wanting more. In the end, I'm not completely sure how I felt about this book. In part I think I get what she was trying to say, but in part I was also disappointed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Tanya Haney | 1/26/2014

    " The reference to Oki Dog on Pico Blvd put a smile on my face. It was a local favorite growing up. (Pastrami, cheese, and hot dog in a burrito. Mmmm...) The story itself wasn't exactly gripping though. If it were a sauce, I'd say it was "mild." "

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