Book and Film Challenge Update

The 49th book I finished for this challenge was The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake: A Novel by Aimee Bender. This was a very interesting story that follows a young girl, Rose, from the age of eight through her early twenties. Rose has a special skill. She can taste the emotions and feelings in food. She can tell the emotions and feelings of the people who made a particular dish, which makes eating a real challenge for her because she can taste anger, frustration, emptiness, and sometimes it makes it almost impossible for her to eat. She finally manages to confide her secret to her brother’s best friend George. Her brother also has a special skill. He can disappear by turning himself into pieces of furniture. He is an astronomy genius but has perfected this other skill and at one point disappears for years. Rose, after high school, finds a French restaurant that is so good that she is willing to wash dishes there just to be able to eat a plate of their food because the emotions are so good. This is a very good story. Forty-nine down, 51 to go.


About mairedubhtx

I am a "youngish" grandmother of 15 year old twin granddaughter who has recently (is a year "recent"?) adopted Islam as my way of life, much to the consternation of my family. I love to read. I love to write. I am writing a book about my decision to revert, about my spiritual journey. I have another blog about stories from my youth, my parents, and grandparents. It's a blog so my OCD daughter will not be able to throw it out when I die. I suffer from depression and anxiety, for which I am treated, so my posts may be a bit dark at times. C'est la vie.
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