"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 bind—hat bind and links that break—The Lost Art of Mixing is a captivating meditation on the power of love, food, and companionship. (From Goodreads.com)
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.