Aimee Bender is coming to Square Books to sign her latest book, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake.
Nine-year old Rose Edelstein bites into her mother’s homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she can taste her mother’s emotions. The curse of her gift 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. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake is a strange and delightful new novel from Aimee Bender, queen of California magical realism. MJ