Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Giveaway: The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

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2 copies to giveaway



Thanks to Judy at Doubleday, we've got two copies of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, a  literary fiction coming of age novel by Aimee Bender. I don't have my review copy yet, but it's one I'm anxiously waiting to delve into. I love lemon cake!

Here's the blurb:
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. 
So here are the rules for the giveaway: 
  1. Leave a comment telling me why you want to win (it's ok to say you want a free book!). Include your email address (no email no win)
  2. For an extra entry, leave a separate comment telling me you're a follower (or become one and let me know).
  3. For another entry, blog about the giveaway, (sidebars are fine) and LEAVE ME THE LINK to the posting.
  4. Since I don't twitter, tweet, or FB, you can get extra entries by visiting my blog every day, and simply saying "daily entry and the date" - feel free to comment on the current post too! So if you come every day from now until the deadline, you could have up to 21 extra entries. 
  5. Doubleday  is paying for the mailing, so the usual US addresses only.  NO PO Boxes.
  6. Deadline is July 13th.
Good luck!

93 comments:

  1. I would love to read this book. I'm a new follower and I posted it on my blog http://asthepageturns-page.blogspot.com
    Thanks for the chance to win.

    Page
    page46@gmail.com

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  2. "She can taste her mother's emotions in the cake. That's so powerful. I would love to read this book.

    teakettle58(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  3. I am a follower in Google Reader.

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  4. I have the button in my sidebar. It links back to you. Thanks for entering me.

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  5. i'm a follower. Who wouldn't be? sill them!
    the synopsis grabbed my attention with "mother's life outside the home". Hmmmmm sounds veddy veddy interesting.

    florida982002[at]yahoo.com

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  6. Hmm...why do I want to win...well, actually when I first heard this book was coming out I thought, now THAT sounds interesting...so I guess you could say it was on my radar. ^_^

    Thanks for the chance....and happy reading!

    grgenius(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. Linking on sidebar under contests - http://insatiablereaders.blogspot.com

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  8. PLease enter me. I just can't pass up a book that has cake on the cover and in the title!

    thanks
    rebecca.bradeen(at)verizon(dot)net

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  9. I'm a follower!

    rebecca.bradeen(at)verizon(dot)net

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  10. I blogged about it here:

    http://completepoppycock.blogspot.com/2010/06/lemon-cake.html

    thanks
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  11. I have been wanting to read this every since I read about it in Entertainment Weekly (plus I am a sucker for a delicious piece of cake!)

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  12. I am a follower

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  13. I like the plot, a girl able to learn family secrets. Count me in.

    harvee44 at yahoo.com

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  14. I'm follower. by the way, I'm also giving away a book on my blog, if you are interested.

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  15. I'd like to find out if it is an ability to taste only her mother's and family's emotions, or if she can sense that with other people as well. At any rate it sounds interesting.
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  16. I am a follower (MelanieL).
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  17. I read a review about this-but it is the title that appeals to me.

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  18. I follow

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  19. No need to enter me, darling. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

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  20. I've had this one on my wish list since it came out, I love coming of age stories and this one sounds really great. Thanks for a great giveaway!!

    Carey

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  21. I'm a follower!

    Carey
    thetometraveller *at* yahoo (dot) com

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  22. Daily entry 6/23
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  23. I am so intrigued by the premise. I'd love to win!

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  24. Daily entry 6/24

    Thanks
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  25. Sounds like a great book! I'd love to read it.

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  26. I'm a follower.
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  27. Daily entry 6/24
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  28. I've heard good things about Lemon Cake--would love to win and read it!
    Thanks.
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. I would love to read the book because the premise sounds unigue and captivating! I love the cover too! Please enter me in your giveaway!

    Thank you.

    ~ Amy
    Aimala127 AT gmail DOT com

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  30. I'm a follower(GFC).

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  31. This book souds great. Please include me in your giveaway.
    Thanks
    Debbie
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  32. I am a follower.
    Thanks
    Debbie
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  33. Daily entry 6/26. Thanks!
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  34. daily entry 6/27
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  35. Daily entry 6/27.
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  36. daily entry 6/28 Thanks!
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  37. Daily entry 6/28. Thanks!
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  39. I love to read so I'd love to win a free book! It gets me through my gym workouts on the bike :)
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  40. Daily entry 6/29.
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  41. Google follower!

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  42. Read about this on Oprah mag, please count me in!

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  43. Daily entry 6/30.
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  44. Honestly, I love the title!

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  45. I can't believe I keep forgetting to enter this one.

    I am a follower.

    Cheli

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  46. love the title...and the cover of this novel :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  47. I've tried to enter several times - it doesn't seem to be taking my entry

    I like lemoin cake - I don't want it to me sad.

    cyderryATyahooDOTcom
    Chèli
    Cheli's Shelves

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  48. I posted on my sidebar.
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  50. Daily entry 6.30.10


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  51. Daily entry 6/30 Thanks!
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  52. Daily entry 7/1. Thanks!
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  53. I need a new book for summer! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  54. Daily entry 7/2. Thanks!
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  55. The premise of tasting her mother's emotions in the cake is very unique, and I'd like to see how it plays out. And....I always like a free book!
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  56. blog follower via GFC
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  57. I'd love to enter! Thanks!

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  58. I'm a follower.

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  59. Daily entry 7/3.
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  60. daily entry 7/4
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  61. Daily entry 7/4. Happy Fourth!
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  62. So Tutu...I want to win this book because...because...well, because I'll never buy it but I want to read it based on your review, and I promise to pass it on to a Worthy Recipient.

    *smooch*

    Richard
    rrmmdd(at)gmail(dot)com

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  63. Daily entry 7/5. Thanks!
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  64. Daily entry 7/5/10

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  65. Daily entry 7/6. Thnanks!
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  66. daily entry 7/6
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  67. Daily entry 7/6/10

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  68. Daily entry 7/7.
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  69. daily entry 7/7
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  70. Daily entry, love lemon cake, lemon anything!

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  71. Daily Entry, you Tutu you.

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  72. This sounds like an interesting story. I'd love the chance to read it - especially since it's free. Who can pass that up? :0) Count me in, please!

    Thanks!
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  73. Daily entry 7/8. Thanks!
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  74. daily entry 7/8
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  75. Daily entry 7-8-10!

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  76. Daily entry for 7/8, Tutu!

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  77. Daily entry 7/9
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  78. daily entry 7/9
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  79. Daily entry 7/9. Thanks!
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  80. I would love to be entered! I've heard great things about this author.

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  81. Daily entry 7/9/10

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  82. Hi Tutu! Daily entry 7-9-10

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  83. daily entry 7/10
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  84. Daily entry 7/10.
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  85. Daily entry 7/11. Thanks!
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  86. daily entry 7/11
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  87. dily entry 7/12
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  88. I'd love to read this book - please count me in!
    Thanks ~ megalon22 at yahoo dot com

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  89. GFC follower
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  90. Daily entry 7/12. Thanks!
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  91. Daily entry 7/12/10

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