The Lost Art of Mixing

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Penguin, Jan 24, 2013 - Fiction - 304 pages
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National bestselling author Erica Bauermeister returns to the enchanting world of The School of Essential Ingredients in this luminous sequel...

Lillian and her restaurant have a way of drawing people together. There’s Al, the accountant who finds meaning in numbers; Chloe, a budding chef who hasn’t learned to trust after heartbreak; Finnegan, quiet and steady as a tree, who can disappear into the background despite his massive height; Louise, Al’s wife, whose anger simmers just below the boiling point; and Isabelle, whose memories are slowly slipping from her grasp. And there’s Lillian herself, whose life has taken a turn she didn’t expect…
 
Their lives collide and mix with those around them, sometimes joining in effortless connections, at other times sifting together and separating again, creating a family that is chosen, not given. A beautifully imagined novel about the ties that bind—and links that break—The Lost Art of Mixing is a captivating meditation on the power of love, food, and companionship.


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User Review  - nbmars - LibraryThing

This book follows up on Bauermeister’s earlier novel, The School of Essential Ingredients. I couldn’t remember many details about the first book, but the author fills us in well enough to get the gist ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sharn - LibraryThing

I read the first book in this series and liked it so there's no surprise that I liked this one as well. It's an easy read with likable characters, who I was was glad to catch up on (from the first book). Read full review

Contents

PROLOGUE
The RED SUITCASE
STILL LIFE With ENDIVE
The THRONE
The WALKABOUT
The WOODPILE
The NOTEBOOKS
The LOVE SEAT
Special Excerpt from The School of Essential Ingredients
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Erica Bauermeister is the author of the national bestseller The School of Essential Ingredients and Joy for Beginners. She lives in Seattle with her family.

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