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Aimee Bender
Aimee Bender

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  • About this Author
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Aimee Bender is the author of the novels The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake—a New York Times bestseller—and An Invisible Sign of My Own, and of the collections The Girl in the Flammable Skirt and Willful Creatures. Her works have been widely anthologized and have been translated into sixteen languages. She lives in Los Angeles.

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The Color Master

Written by Aimee Bender


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $15.00

A New York Times Notable Book of 2013

A traumatic event unfolds when a girl with hair the color of golden wheat appears in an apple orchard; a woman plays out a fantasy with her husband and finds she cannot go back to her old sex life; an ugly woman marries an... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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The Color Master
Stories
Written by Aimee Bender


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: August 13, 2013
Price: $25.95

The bestselling author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake returns with a wondrous collection of dreamy, strange, and magical stories.

Truly beloved by readers and critics alike, Aimee Bender has become known as something of an enchantress whose lush prose is “moving, fanciful, and gorgeously strange” (People), “richly imagined and bittersweet”... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

The Color Master
Stories
Written by Aimee Bender


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 13, 2013
Price: $11.99

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The Girl in the Flammable Skirt
Stories
Written by Aimee Bender


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 10, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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The Girl in the Flammable Skirt
Stories
Written by Aimee Bender


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 17, 1999
Price: $14.95

Now in paperback. A bold new literary voice that fans of Mary Gaitskill and Lorrie Moore will love. Aimee Bender's stories portray men and women whose lives are shaped-and sometimes twisted-by the power of extraordinary desires, erotic and otherwise. The writing is strong, sexual, often surreal; the author paints portraits of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

An Invisible Sign of My Own
A Novel
Written by Aimee Bender


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 17, 2011
Price: $9.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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An Invisible Sign of My Own
A Novel
Written by Aimee Bender


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 17, 2001
Price: $13.95

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Also available as an eBook.

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
A Novel
Written by Aimee Bender


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and a trade paperback.

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The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

Written by Aimee Bender


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 19, 2011
Price: $15.00

Winner of the Alex Award

On the eve of her ninth birthday, unassuming Rose Edelstein bites into her mother's homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a magical gift: she can taste her mother’s emotions in the slice. To her horror, she finds that her cheerful mother tastes of despair. Soon, she’s... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Willful Creatures

Written by Aimee Bender


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 8, 2006
Price: $14.95

Aimee Bender’s Willful Creatures conjures a fantastical world in which authentic love blooms. This is a place where a boy with keys for fingers is a hero, a woman’s children are potatoes, and a little boy with an iron for a head is born to a family of pumpkin heads. With... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Willful Creatures

Written by Aimee Bender


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 26, 2009
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

The Secret Society of Demolition Writers

Written by Aimee Bender, Benjamin Cheever, Michael Connelly and Sebastian Junger
Edited by Marc Parent


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $12.99

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