The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
Author: Aimee Bender
On the eve of her ninth birthday, unassuming Rose Edelstein 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 slice. To her horror, she finds that her cheerful mother tastes of despair.
Soon, she is privy to the secret knowledge that most families keep hidden… But there are some family secrets that even her cursed taste buds can’t discern.