Apr 28, 2010

"Waiting On" Wednesday 4.28.10

"Waiting On" Wednesday is hosted each week by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It's a fun weekly meme where we share yet to be released books that we're excited about.

This week my can't wait to read pick is . . .

Author: Aimee Bender
Release Date: June 1, 2010
Publisher: Doubleday
Pages: 304

Here's a description from Harper Collins -

On the eve of her ninth birthday, unassuming Rose Edelstein, a girl at the periphery of schoolyard games and her distracted parents’ attention, bites into her mother’s homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a magical gift: she can taste her mother’s emotions in the cake. She discovers this gift to her horror, for her mother—her cheerful, good-with-crafts, can-do mother—tastes of despair and desperation. Suddenly, and for the rest of her life, food becomes a peril and a threat to Rose. The curse her gift has bestowed is the secret knowledge all families keep hidden—her mother’s life outside the home, her father’s detachment, her brother’s clash with the world. Yet as Rose grows up she learns to harness her gift and becomes aware that there are secrets even her taste buds cannot discern. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake is a luminous tale about the enormous difficulty of loving someone fully when you know too much about them. It is heartbreaking and funny, wise and sad, and confirms Aimee Bender’s place as “a writer who makes you grateful for the very existence of language” (San Francisco Chronicle).

I love books with magical realism and I am really looking forward to this one. It will also be my first Aimee Bender book. What is your can't-wait-to-read book?


  1. This sounds really good to me too. And I love lemon cake, so it kind of draws me because of that!

  2. I am waiting on this one too. I have it pre-ordered and it is on my Summer Reading Challenge list great WoW

  3. This one looks really good! I love discovering more things to read!

  4. Me, too! Me, too! I can't WAIT to get my hands on this one!!!

  5. What a delicious-sounding book! And I'm salivating here after looking at that cover.

    But what an intriguing twist.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  6. Ohhh, could this be a new author to help us get through the time until Addison Allen writes another book???

  7. This book sounds fantastic! Can't wait to read it! :)

  8. This looks good! <a href="http://readingthroughlife.blog.com/2010/04/28/wow-the-truth-about-delilah-blue/>This</a> is what I'm waiting for this week.

  9. I just got the ARC of this one today; it does sound good. enjoy

  10. Thanks for checking out my WoW post! Your choice looks real interesting! I love eating and I've never read a magic realism book so I have to keep an eye out for this one.


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