The Lost Art of Mixing
Bauermeister, Erica. The Lost Art of Mixing. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2013.
Call no.: F BAU
Publisher's Description: Lillian and her restaurant have a way of drawing people together. There’s Al, the accountant who finds meaning in numbers and ritual; Chloe, a budding chef who hasn’t learned to trust after heartbreak; Finnegan, quiet and steady as a tree, who can disappear into the background despite his massive height; Louise, Al’s wife, whose anger simmers just below the boiling point; and Isabelle, whose memories are slowly slipping from her grasp. And there’s Lillian herself, whose life has taken a turn she didn’t expect. . . .
Their lives collide and mix with those around them, sometimes joining in effortless connections, at other times sifting together and separating again, creating a family that is chosen, not given. A beautifully imagined novel about the ties that bind—and links that break—The Lost Art of Mixing is a captivating meditation on the power of love, food, and companionship.
Publisher's Book Page: http://www.us.penguingroup.com/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,9780399162114,00.html?The_Lost_Art_of_Mixing_Erica_Bauermeister#
Author's Web Site: http://www.ericabauermeister.com/
Lesa Holstine's review: http://lesasbookcritiques.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-lost-art-of-mixing-by-erica.html