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Giveaway: The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender


Synopsis:
The wondrous Aimee Bender conjures the lush and moving story of a girl whose magical gift is really a devastating curse.
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.


Thank you to Judy & DoubleDay Books for the giveaway! I have 2 copies up for grabs! Here is what you need to do to enter:

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  1. I have wanted this book since I read the first two sentences about it in a review! It sounds fascinating to me.
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  7. Fingers and toes crossed! I have been wanting to read this one for awhile. Thanks for the chance!
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  9. This sounds like an awesome book, please enter me for it.

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  11. Sounds like a magical story -- I'd love to read The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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  13. Ahh...I can't imagine avoiding foods! Sounds like an interesting read. Thanks!
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  15. This book sounds like something a little different, I would love to read it.
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  26. This one sounds like a good read.

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  29. Would love to get comfy on our deck with this book, then pass it on to another reader. Thanks for the offer!
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  30. Please include me in your giveaway.
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  34. sounds fascinating!
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  35. Thanks for the giveaway. I have read some good reviews for this book.
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  38. Great giveaway!!
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  39. thanks for the chance to read this fabulous novel :)

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  40. I love the name of this book and would be delighted to be able to win a copy!

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  43. I tweeted today, thanks again!

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  44. I would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the chance.

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  46. Please enter me!
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  47. I would love to read this. The title is great.

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  49. I've been seeing this one around a lot. Sounds very interesting!

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  50. I have never heard of a book with this sort of plot, so I am excited to give it a try! Please include me in your giveaway.
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  54. Could the sequel be "The Particular Happiness" of Lemon Cake...or perhaps Cherry Pie??"

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  55. This book sounds really interesting and I'd love to read it!

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