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Cakewalk : a memoir
Kate Moses
Adult Nonfiction PS3613.O779 C35 2010

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Take one unreliable, self-absorbed mother, mix with an angry, distant father, add a wicked sweet tooth, and blend in the artist's transcendent desire to create and be known, and you have the recipe for Moses's bittersweet memoir. The novelist and noted on-line raconteur intersperses sketches of her painful 1960s childhood with recipes for the gorgeous baked goods that may have saved her sanity as her deracinated family fell apart. The episodes are beautifully drawn, and Moses's triumph in forging a life of accomplishment and happiness seems like the real just dessert here. Appealing to fans of both literary and culinary memoir, this rises above the recent spate of misery memoirs. Readalikes: Frank Bruni's Born Round, M.F.K. Fisher's The Gastronomical Me, and Giulia Melucci's I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti.-Therese Purcell Nielsen (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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