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From the New York Times bestselling author of Step-Ball-Change and Julie and Romeo — now in trade paperback for the first time...

Ruth has always found baking cakes to be a source of relief from the stresses of life. And now — as her husband loses his job, her life-of-the-party father arrives for an extended stay (much to the dismay of her mother, who also moved in recently), and her teenage daughter perfects the art of sulking — Ruth is going to have to save the day. And let the crumbs fall where they may...

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"Ray's dialogue is ripe with practical wisdom, and her style is warm and lightly funny. Ray has a proven talent for everyday dramas of family life, and her latest is as toothsome as its predecessors." Publishers Weekly

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"A pleasant trifle but nothing more..." Kirkus Reviews

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"While it might be said that this is a predictable and undemanding book, it is also a comforting one, and perhaps signals a new genre that might be called 'domestic fantasy.'" Danise Hoover, Booklist

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"Ray writes with such love of the process of baking that most [readers] will be inspired; her prose makes bakers want to rush to the kitchen. The author narrates her novel with humor and warmth....Highly recommended." Library Journal

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Ruth has a chaotic life — divorced parents who nevertheless live with her, newly unemployed husband, difficult children — from which she takes refuge by imagining herself in the middle of a cake, preferably a Bundt cake. And because this is a comic novel, it seems that, as the family situation gets worse, maybe Ruth's cake fantasies will be the saving of them all. Recipes are included.

Synopsis:

Ever since childhood, Ruth has found baking cakes to be a source of relief from the stresses of life. And now-as her husband loses his job, her life-of-the-party father arrives for an extended stay (much to the dismay of her mother, who also moved in recently), and her teenage daughter perfects the art of sulking-Ruth is going to need some serenity. But she also needs a plan. Because with funds running low and tempers running short, her family needs more than the perfect sweet. It's going to be up to Ruth to save the day, and let the crumbs fall where they may...

"Ray does for cake what Joanne Harris did for chocolate."

About the Author

Jeanne Ray works as a registered nurse at the First Clinic in Nashville, Tennessee. She is married and has two daughters. Together, she and her husband have ten grandchildren. She is the author of Julie and Romeo, Step-Ball-Change, and Eat Cake.

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Larkin27, June 14, 2007 (view all comments by Larkin27)
Fun and sweet like the main character's cakes, this is chick lit for women who aren't single, fashion-obsessed and living in Manhattan. Great summer reading... with recipes!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780451211972
Author:
Ray, Jeanne
Publisher:
New American Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Married women
Subject:
Parent and adult child
Subject:
Bakers and bakeries
Subject:
Problem families
Subject:
Conflict of generations
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Minneapolis
Subject:
Adult children of divorced parents
Subject:
Romance - Contemporary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
May 4, 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.02x5.34x.59 in. .50 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 272 pages New American Library - English 9780451211972 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Ray's dialogue is ripe with practical wisdom, and her style is warm and lightly funny. Ray has a proven talent for everyday dramas of family life, and her latest is as toothsome as its predecessors."
"Review" by , "A pleasant trifle but nothing more..."
"Review" by , "While it might be said that this is a predictable and undemanding book, it is also a comforting one, and perhaps signals a new genre that might be called 'domestic fantasy.'"
"Review" by , "Ray writes with such love of the process of baking that most [readers] will be inspired; her prose makes bakers want to rush to the kitchen. The author narrates her novel with humor and warmth....Highly recommended."
"Synopsis" by , Ruth has a chaotic life — divorced parents who nevertheless live with her, newly unemployed husband, difficult children — from which she takes refuge by imagining herself in the middle of a cake, preferably a Bundt cake. And because this is a comic novel, it seems that, as the family situation gets worse, maybe Ruth's cake fantasies will be the saving of them all. Recipes are included.
"Synopsis" by , Ever since childhood, Ruth has found baking cakes to be a source of relief from the stresses of life. And now-as her husband loses his job, her life-of-the-party father arrives for an extended stay (much to the dismay of her mother, who also moved in recently), and her teenage daughter perfects the art of sulking-Ruth is going to need some serenity. But she also needs a plan. Because with funds running low and tempers running short, her family needs more than the perfect sweet. It's going to be up to Ruth to save the day, and let the crumbs fall where they may...

"Ray does for cake what Joanne Harris did for chocolate."

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