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.
Erica Bauermeister is the author of The School of Essential Ingredients, 500 Great Books by Women: A Reader’s Guide, Let’s Heart It For the Girls: 375 Great Books for Readers 2-14, and Joy for Beginners. She was born in Pasadena, California and currently… More about Erica Bauermeister
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Published by Random House Audio Jan 29, 2013| 489 Minutes| ISBN 9780385363358