Stephanie Rische

Stubbing My Toe on Grace

Book of the Month Club: March March 6, 2013

First of all, congratulations to Christy for winning the free book for February’s book discussion! (You can check out our conversation here.)


And the book of the month for March is…The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender.bender1


I have to confess that I was drawn to the book for one reason: the rockstar title. (The slice of cake on the cover didn’t hurt either.)


Here’s the publisher’s description of this novel:

On the eve of her ninth birthday, unassuming Rose Edelstein 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 slice. To her horror, she finds that her cheerful mother tastes of despair. Soon, she’s privy to the secret knowledge that most families keep hidden: her father’s detachment, her mother’s transgression, her brother’s increasing retreat from the world. But there are some family secrets that even her cursed taste buds can’t discern.


We’ll be discussing the book at the end of March (and again, there will be a free book giveaway for one lucky commenter). Please join us!



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