Monday, January 28, 2013

Meet the Author Tomorrow Night


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.

Read an excerpt HERE.

Jackie says:
"I am a big fan of  Bauermeister's first book The School of Essential Ingredients, so I was delighted to see that her latest novel brings us back into Lillian's kitchen.  It's a lovely mix of new and old characters, and, for me at least, just as magical.  Each person who comes to the restaurant is lost, lonely, afraid or unhappy in some way, all have tried to ignore it and soldier on.  But by mixing into Lillian's circle, these folks bump into and blend with each other, forming friendships and sometimes much more.  Once again, I am sad that my time in that kitchen was so brief (I devoured this book rather quickly), but I am more than happy to recommend this book to YOU."

Erica Bauermeister will read from and sign her enchanting sequel The Lost Art of Mixing  at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at our Colfax Avenue store.  

Can’t make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here:

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