The Lost Art of Mixing

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G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2013 - Fiction - 275 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 and ritual; 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

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About the author (2013)

Erica Bauermeister is the author of The School of Essential Ingredients and Joy for Beginners. She lives in Seattle with her family.

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