Surprise!!! I have a brand-new copy of THE PARTICULAR SADNESS OF LEMON CAKE by Aimee Bender to share with one lucky participant in the 2010 EW Summer Books Reading Challenge. I recently read and reviewed this beautiful novel, and it's on almost every summer book/reading list that I've seen!
Summary: 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. She discovers this gift to her horror, for her mother—her cheerful, good-with-crafts, can-do mother—tastes of despair and desperation. Suddenly, and for the rest of her life, food becomes a peril and a threat to Rose. The curse her gift has bestowed is the secret knowledge all families keep hidden—her mother’s life outside the home, her father’s detachment, her brother’s clash with the world. Yet as Rose grows up she learns to harness her gift and becomes aware that there are secrets even her taste buds cannot discern. -- Doubleday
To qualify, you must be signed-up for the 2010 EW Summer Books Reading Challenge. You will receive an entry for just being signed up plus an extra two entries for every review that you have written -- so make sure your review links are here. If you aren't signed up for the challenge, it isn't too late! I will be randomly selecting the winner on July 1st! This contest is open to those of you in the United States and Canada only. Good luck!