How to Bake A Perfect Life

How to Bake A Perfect Life

A Novel

Book - 2011
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Hoping for a quieter life as a bakery owner after struggling as a young parent and suffering a heart-breaking divorce, Ramona Gallagher finds herself caring for an unruly step-granddaughter by immersing the girl in a network of women family members.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books Trade Paperbacks, 2011
ISBN: 9780553386776
Characteristics: 398 p. ; 21 cm


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Jun 15, 2015

One of my favorite books. I cry during some of the parts of it every time I'm reading.

Jul 01, 2012

Very enjoyable, easy to read romance. This author loves dogs and food, and I love reading about them.

Dec 19, 2011

I enjoyed the realistic portrayal of what it must be like for a 15 year old girl to be taken in by complete strangers, the struggles of an small business person and how to balance life in general. The family relationships are really complicated the whole way round - the mother with her parents, the dad with his kid and the new wife trying to make sense of it all. One ghostly appearance, to make things interesting, I guess... although, given how complicated and tortured everyone's life is, it's amazing they all find their way through in the end. Definitely a light read. With recipes included.

Read_at_MarkhamPL Nov 27, 2011

This was a light read, without too much magic realism, but enough to make the story less ordinary. Some nice-sounding recipes for yeast breads and quickbreads. I haven't tried any myself, so I can't vouch for them, but they sound very good. If I do try them, I will edit this comment :) Reading the novel felt longer than it actually was, so for that I would say it is not a can't-put-it-down read.

Oct 06, 2011

This book was really good. The story kept me interested the whole time.
This book reminded me of "Like Water For Chocolate", a book I had to read in English class. However, I liked this book much much more because it had a lighter tone and not so much magical realism.

mumcat Aug 15, 2011

Great book - looking forward to reading more by this author. As usual with wonderful books I was sad to come to the end of the book and was left with wanting more (in a good way) - what happens next to the characters .

Apr 24, 2011

Haven't read something this true-to-life for a long time. Characters have real flaws and psychological and emotional challenges. A new author discovered and will track subsequent publications.

Mar 19, 2011

Good book about relationships between mothers and daughters. Bread bakers will especially enjoy this book, includes recipes for breads and starters.


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