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Aimee Bender

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
Anchor | Trade Paperback | April 2014
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-74419-7 (0-307-74419-1)

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...

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The Girl in the Flammable Skirt
Written by Aimee Bender
Anchor | Trade Paperback | August 1999
$14.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-49216-4 (0-385-49216-2)

A grief-stricken librarian decides to have sex with every man who enters her library. A half-mad, unbearably beautiful heiress follows a strange man home, seeking total sexual abandon: He only wants to watch game shows. A woman falls in love with a hunchback; when his deformity turns out to be a... Read more






An Invisible Sign of My Own
Written by Aimee Bender
Anchor | Trade Paperback | July 2001
$13.95/15.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-49224-9 (0-385-49224-3)

Aimee Bender’s stunning debut collection, The Girl in the Flammable Skirt, proved her to be one of the freshest voices in American fiction. Now, in her first novel, she builds on that early promise.

Mona Gray was ten when her father contracted a mysterious illness and she became a quitter, abandoning each... Read more






The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
Written by Aimee Bender
Anchor | Trade Paperback | April 2011
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-72096-0 (0-385-72096-3)

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  privy to the secret...

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Willful Creatures
Written by Aimee Bender
Anchor | Trade Paperback | August 2006
$14.95/16.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-72097-7 (0-385-72097-1)

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





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