August 10, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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The August book is The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, by Aimee Bender. Here's what one review said, "Young Rose Edelstein discovers at age 9 that she can taste the emotions in her mother's lemon cake — "absence, hunger, spiraling, hollows." Horrified, she tries to talk to her mother about her unhappiness, only to face a blank mask of denial. "I was having trouble trusting her cheer," Rose notes. "I knew if I ate anything of hers again it would likely give me the same message: Help me, I am not happy ... And now my job was to pretend I did not get the message."
Happy reading, and bon apetit!