06/27/2010 3:00 pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland is excited to present the fabulous Aimee Bender as she discusses and signs her new novel, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, the lush and moving story of a girl whose magical gift is really a devastating curse, on Sunday, June 27 at 3pm.
Aimee Bender is the author of The Girl in the Flammable Skirt, which was a NY Times Notable Book, An Invisible Sign of My Own which was an L.A. Times pick of the year, and Willful Creatures, which was nominated by The Believer as one of the best books of the year.
Her short fiction has been published in Granta, GQ, Harper's, Tin House, McSweeney's, The Paris Review, and many more, as well as heard on PRI's This American Life and Selected Shorts. She's received two Pushcart prizes, and was nominated for the James Tiptree. Jr. Award in 2005.
She lives in Los Angeles, and teaches creative writing at USC.