Monday, February 12, 2018

Baker's Magic by Diane Zahler

Baker’s Magic
by Diane Zahler [j Zahler] 

I recently did a book discussion on literary cookbooks (cookbooks inspired by works of literature); one of the patrons attending the discussion suggested I read this book. (I only discovered later that it’s on the list of books up for a local award this year.)

I really, REALLY enjoyed this book! I love that the protagonist in this story, Bee, is feisty and independent, yet she very quickly becomes close to people in her life. She’s got a unique skill for baking (which I love), and as an added bonus, she’s got magic skills — that of incorporating her current mood into the items she bakes. At first, that is a problem for Bee. But once she learns to harness this power, it works largely to her advantage.

I had a great time following Bee on her adventures, and I was pleased, at the end of the story, to find the recipe for her mentor’s cinnamon rolls!

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Like Water for Chocolate, by Laura Esquivel.]

[ publisher’s official Baker’s Magic web site ] | [ official Diane Zahler web site ]

Recommended by Tracy T.
Bennett Martin Public Library

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