The Cookbook Collector (Dial Press) by Allegra Goodman focuses on two very different sisters, a Silicon Valley CEO and a philosophy grad student, who find an unusual bond in a mysterious private library of cookbooks.
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The Hundred-Foot Journey (Scribner) by Richard C. Morais is the charming story of Hassan Haji, an Indian boy whose culinary adventures take him from his birthplace of Mumbai to a French village, and on to his own restaurant in Paris.
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The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake (Doubleday) by Aimee Bender is the insightful tale of a young girl who bites into a cake her mother baked and discovers she can taste the cook's emotions - a sometimes magical but more often troubling talent that changes her life.