Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. (Button courtesy of Bewitched Bookworms.)

Title:  The Lost Art of Mixing
Author:  Erica Bauermeister
Release Date:  January 24, 2013
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 bindhat bind and links that breakThe Lost Art of Mixing is a captivating meditation on the power of love, food, and companionship. (From

I read The School of Essential Ingredients and loved it.  It has a permanent place on my "Recommend List."  I'm excited to continue with Lillian's story and reading about the new people she will meet along the way.


  1. I just marked this book as TBR the other day! I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy. I love your blog! It looks like you read a lot of Chick Lit, and I do too!

    Happy to be a new follower :)

    Chelsey@Charming Chelsey's

  2. What a great title for the book. It really matches the description.

  3. This one looks so good. I love chick lit and can't get enough! Excellent choice :)

    My WoW

  4. New follower, love your blog header and title. Great choice of books too :)