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The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender Plot: “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. […]

Book Reviews

Books I Read in April and Whether or Not You Should Read Them.

I just finished reading The Opposite of Loneliness this week. I’ll write more about it soon, but it’s a collection of stories and essays by a girl who wrote an incredibly moving essay addressing the feelings and emotions of graduating–only to be killed in a car crash five days after graduation. What struck me the most […]


Just Live: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff.

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