Friday, July 9, 2010

Giveaway - The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake - Aimee Bender

Oh, this is one of the summer's must read books! Oprah's got it on her list! (And so do I!)

And thanks to the generosity of the great folks at Doubleday Publishing, I have two copies of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender to giveaway.

From the publisher:

"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."

Read an excerpt of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. There's a reader's guide as well.

Simply comment to be entered. Open to the US only, no po boxes please. Ends Sat. Aug 7th at 6 pm EST.

129 comments:

MJ said...

Please count me in.

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DarcyO said...

This one's on my TBR list. Please include me.

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Kerry said...

I'd love to read this one.

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Sarah said...

Can't wait to read this! Would love to win.

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Patti V said...

This sounds very good! I'd love a chance to win this!

nfmgirl said...

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the cat lady said...

I am always up for an Aimee Bender read.

holdenj said...

I can't wait to read this, I've been seeing wonderful reviews of it! Thanks for the chance to win!
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gcpeach17 said...

I cannot even imgine how this is going to play out! Sounds interesting. Thanks, for the giveaway.

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Karen said...

Sounds like a unique read.

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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I would love to read The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Keitra said...

Great looking book!

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Mystica said...

I've won this elsewhere so dont enter me and I cant wait to read it.

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Michele at Reader's Respite said...

Your recommendations have always been a homerun for me, so I'd love to enter. :)

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Gina (Prim and Polished) said...

I would love to win this. I looked for it in the library when Oprah's list came out and couldn't find it so to win would be wonderful!

Gina
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Cindy W. said...

The name of this book alone draws me in. It is a must read and I would love to win a copy.

Smiles,
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Amanda said...

This is on my reading list for this summer - thanks for the giveaway!!
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Mary K. from L.A. said...

I've been wanting to sink my teeth into this one ~ sounds delicious (sorry but I just couldn't resist the puns). Please count me in and I'll try to restrain myself from now on.

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Kristen said...

I keep hearing about this book and I'd really like to read it.

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Martha Lawson said...

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Sue said...

I'd love a chance. Thanks for the giveaway.

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ritaliccious said...

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Breanne said...

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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, babe. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

Mary (BookHounds) said...

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ellie said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway.
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J.T. Oldfield said...

I love Aimee Bender and was really jealous of everyone who got arcs! please enter me! :)

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Alyce said...

I've heard great things about this author and this book, so I was excited to see this giveaway.

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JHS. said...

Definitely interested in reading this.

Thanks,

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Cozy in Texas said...

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kayte71 said...

Love the title!
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Anonymous said...

Sounds interesting, yummy summer reading!

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Denise S. said...

This sounds really good, thanks!

Rasberryswrlgirl said...

I'd love to read it.

Ambre said...

looks like a great book!

abfantom said...

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Amber said...

I would just love to win!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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McKim said...

This sounds like a good book for a lazy summer weekend.

amp said...

I have been looking forward to reading this since I first heard about it. Would love to be able to cross it off my wish list!

Dawn M. said...

Sounds interesting. Count me in, please. :0)

Thanks!
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randio said...

I've heard a lot about this one, sounds good, thanks.

marthajane said...

This sounds like a great read. The title caught my eye because one of my mom's specialties is lemon cake.

Nicole C. said...

I have been dying to read this book!

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janeh said...

sounds like such a wonderful book!!

Melissa said...

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Min K said...

I think I'd enjoy the book.

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Pat said...

Looks like a great read, would love to win.

Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
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krstrpp said...

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littlelatina said...

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Becca said...

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Amy said...

This book sounds unique and captivating! Please enter me in your giveaway!

Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

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Tea said...

I would love to win The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender.

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Diana said...

can't wait to read this one! it sounds like a great read...

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Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

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janetfaye said...

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Colleen Turner said...

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Susan said...

The title alone draws me in and makes me want to read this one, but the synopsis clenches it for me. Would love to win this! Thanks for the chance.

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Melanie L said...

I've been wanting to read this one since I first heard of it. Thanks for the giveaway.
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1993wel said...

I'd love to win this! I'm on the reserve list at the public library for this and still only 6th in line after weeks.

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Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - Seems very well-written! I'd love to read this book!

Tammy said...

Just the name alone inspires me to want to read this book
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Alicia said...

Would love to read this.

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Ruthie said...

My book club would love this one
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Misusedinnocence said...

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bridget3420 said...

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Anonymous said...

Any book with a title like this one is begging to be read. Hopw I win it.
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Carole Spring said...

This sounds like an amazing story. I would love to win a copy of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. Thank you for the chance!
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shel772 said...

Aimee Bender is a wonderful writer and I would like to read her newest book.

Phoenix said...

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Sarah O. said...

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Jenn S. said...

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sam said...

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LBSGONE said...

Thanks for the entry, would love to share this with my new stepdaughter

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Janice Crespo said...

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Joanne Gregory said...

The book of the summer. I think it will be a good read.

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Rebecca said...

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Sharon said...

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bev said...

I read the preview and now I really want to read the book. Thanks for having the giveaway!

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Pamela S said...

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Deborah Wellenstein said...

I really want to read this book-thank you!

Heather said...

Oooo, I was wondering what that title meant. lol. Thanks, and I'd love to read it.

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Anonymous said...

Even the title reaches out and says I have to read this book...
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dvice said...

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Atreau said...

I've heard great things about this book!

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Amanda S. said...

I would love to read this book! Thanks for the chance!

Dan Mihaliak said...

Looks like a good book maybe I'll go over to Amazon and pick one up!

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