The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

24 Jul

Lemon Cake
As fiction books go The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake was by far one of the most interesting and slightly frustrating to read. Going into it, I knew there would be some Sci-Fi to it but upon reading it, I was surprised as to how much there was (for it not being a traditional Sci-Fi book to begin with).

This was a bittersweet book but it was still an interesting read. If you love food and associations and things of that nature of a metaphysical experience, then this book is a good read for you. You know how you can hear some people say that they can taste yellow? Well, this book explores that idea and also expands on the very thought of things never fully being finite.

After reading the last chapter of this book it felt a bit unfinished in my opinion, but I guess that’s how Rose Edelstein feels in this story of growing up, food, finding your joy and place in life, and dealing with loss.

Besides being available in print from Hoboken and other BCCLS libraries, Hoboken residents can also borrow it as an ebook or digital audiobook from eBCCLS and eLibraryNJ.

Looking for more reads that appeal to foodies check out some of our previous delicious blog posts.

Written by:
Sherissa Salas
Adult Programming Assistant

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