How to Eat a Cupcake: A Novel

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HarperCollins, Mar 13, 2012 - Fiction - 320 pages
44 Reviews

“An irresistible blend of sweet and tart, this book is truly a treat to be savored.”
—Beth Kendrick, author of The Bake Off and Second Time Around

“A sparkling, witty story about an unlikely, yet redemptive, friendship….Grab one of these for your best friend and read it together—preferably with a plate of Meyer Lemon cupcakes nearby.”
—Katie Crouch, bestselling author of Girls in Trucks and Men and Dogs

Author Meg Donohue has cooked up an absolutely scrumptious debut novel, How to Eat a Cupcake, that explores what happens when two childhood friends, Annie and Julia, reconnect as adults and decide to open a cupcakery. But success in their new baking business venture will depend upon their overcoming old betrayals, first loves, and an unexpected and quite dangerous threat. Donohue’s How to Eat a Cupcake is contemporary women’s fiction at its smartest, sweetest, and most satisfying, joining the ranks of The Recipe Club, The School for Essential Ingredients, and Joanne Harris’s classic Chocolat by proving once again that fiction and food make an unbeatable combination.

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The plot is just pure brilliance. - Goodreads
Maybe it was the rather boring who-dunnit sub-plot. - Goodreads
A somewhat predictable ending, but a very good read! - LibraryThing
Each chapter alternated in narrative voice. - Goodreads
Plus there are predictable endings for all. - Goodreads

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User Review  - writerbeverly - LibraryThing

Not what I expected, but I was more than pleasantly surprised. Ten years after high school, once best friends and pseudo-sisters reconnect. Annie is still smarting over the way Julia betrayed her as a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Heather - Goodreads

Julia St. Clair and Anita "Annie" Quintana grew up together like sisters in San Francisco-Julia the only child of the wealthy St. Clairs and Annie, the only child of the St. Clair family cook. Their ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Meg Donohue is the author of How to Eat a Cupcake. She has an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University and a BA in comparative literature from Dartmouth College. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she now lives in San Francisco with her husband, their two young daughters, and their dog.

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