How to Eat a Cupcake: A Novel

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HarperCollins, Mar 13, 2012 - Fiction - 320 pages
51 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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A somewhat predictable ending, but a very good read! - LibraryThing
Maybe it was the rather boring who-dunnit sub-plot. - Goodreads
Each chapter alternated in narrative voice. - Goodreads
Plus there are predictable endings for all. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Kathleen Basi - Goodreads

I picked up this book off the library shelves when I was reading first lines--lots and lots of fist lines--as a matter of study. I didn't look at back copy blurb, I just opened the book and started ... Read full review

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User Review  - Meg - A Bookish Affair - Goodreads

Mmmm, cupcakes! Mmmm, books about cupcakes. I love foodie fiction and I was very excited to read this book because 1. it's about cupcakes and 2. I had heard some good things about this book from some ... Read full review

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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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