You meet people so easily! Mom said, when I smiled at the man who changed the car oil, who smiled back. Certainly I had very little competition, since Joseph smiled at no one, and Dad just flashed his teeth, and Mom's smiles were so full of feeling that people leaned back a little when she greeted them. It was hard to know just how much was being offered. 

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake - Aimee Bender

A curious little book that I slipped through during a late afternoon, it caught me out with scratchy, unexpected and often uncomfortable recognitions. It lingers. 


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Reader Comments (10)

comfortable or un, i adore books that linger.
January 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMonica
I've always liked the title. Perhaps I'll slip through too.
January 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDenise | Chez Danisse
I agree Monica. The lingering means that something has been stirred and often illuminated.
January 16, 2013 | Registered Commenterlittle house
The book sounds interesting- thanks for sharing. And the photo is beautiful.
January 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBeth
Denise, it was the title that got me too. Beth, thank you!
January 19, 2013 | Registered Commenterlittle house
lingering books... the best kind of books. For whatever reason.
February 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMonica
I agree Monica. A book that makes the mind or the heart leap and lurch is a life enhancer.
February 6, 2013 | Registered Commenterlittle house
Those kinds of books, those kinds of afternoons, they are my favourite.
February 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMegan
Mine too, Megan. Especially if they arrive unexpectedly. And if I happen to have something delicious to nibble at the same time...
February 23, 2013 | Registered Commenterlittle house
the title always appealed to me... I might slip into one of my days too soon!
September 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMonica

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