The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake is by Aimee Bender. On her 9th birthday, Rose discovers she can "taste" people's emotions in the food they make. Through this gift she discovers her mother's depression. Her father is distant, and her brother is a strange genius loner, each with secrets of their own. This is a family in emotional disarray, yet Bender makes their disorders believable, funny, and poignant. An interesting concept for a novel, worth the read though the plot and characters could have been developed further.
Ratings: Adult - 6 out of 10 - MP (profanity) - AC (some mature thematic content).