The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender (2010)

Aimee Bender writes a very interesting story of a child (and later young adult) who experiences other people’s emotions through the food she eats. Try The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake for a coming of age tale with hints of magical realism. And if you enjoy your magic mixed with food, try Laura Esquivel’s Like Water for Chocolate or Sarah Addison Allen’s The Sugar Queen.

For more delicious reads check our list of Foodie Fiction.

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