You still with me? Because I loved it. I absolutely head over heels loved it. I hope I don’t discredit it by saying that it may not be for everyone, but it certainly was for me. This is the story of Rose, who as a 9 year old takes a big bite of her normally cheerful mother’s homemade lemon cake and tastes her mother’s desperation and despair. She has the gift (and curse) of tasting the emotions of the person who prepares her food.
This is a story quite unlike any other. It is classified as magical realism (which is just like it sounds, a novel based in reality with a touch of unrealistic). There’s also a lot of food in it. And I love to hear people talk about food. I love food and I love words, and it fascinates me to hear people describe taste–something I don’t have the ability to do.
Try this book. I found it rather delicious.