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14 12, 2015

Would You Want to Survive the War?

By | 2016-12-29T23:56:18+00:00 December 14th, 2015|cookies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tea Obreht’s The Tiger’s Wife is an almost idyllic story in spite of the fact that the characters have just survived the war in a no-name country that sounds like Yugoslavia. In this post-war world, Natalia, a female doctor, adjusts to the new normal — orphans, tuberculosis, shortages just starting to let up, cities that used to belong to “us” and now they belong to [...]

6 09, 2015

Read My Mind. Read My Heart.

By | 2016-12-29T23:56:20+00:00 September 6th, 2015|brownies, sandwiches|0 Comments

I opened Aimee Bender’s The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake with skepticism. The cake on the cover looked tempting indeed. But the thought of something lemon-flavored, generously iced with chocolate frosting? Maybe somebody knows books much better than they know cooking. Nevertheless, I fell in love with Rose Edelstein immediately. At nine years old, she discovers, to her shock, that she can taste emotions in [...]