Expired Giveaway: The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

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The Particular Sadness of Lemon CakeFill in the information below, and you’ll be entered to win a copy of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender (Doubleday, 2010).

Note: You can enter one time per e-mail address per day. Deadline is noon (12 p.m.) ET 3.7.11.

In her strangely sweet coming-of-age novel, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Aimee Bender brings her unique brand of magic into the kitchen. On the cusp of her ninth birthday, Rose Edelstein bites into her mother’s homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers something extraordinary: she can taste her mother’s hidden emotions in the cake. This excerpt from the novel so captivated us here at Leite’s, we had to find out more about the book’s origins. If you’re curious, too, you can read Allison’s interview with Aimee Bender, in which the author chats about lemon cakes, surreal meals, anonymity, and the ability of food to repair our losses.

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