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The Art of Baking Blind: A Novel
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There are many reasons to bake: to feed; to create; to impress; to nourish; to define ourselves; and, sometimes, it has to be said, to perfect. But often we bake to fill a hunger that would be better filled by a simple gesture from a dear one. We bake to love and be loved. In 1966, Kathleen Eaden, cookbook writer and wife of a supermarket magnate, published The Art of Baking, her guide to nurturing a family by creating the most exquisite pastries, biscuits and cakes. Now, five amateur bakers are competing to become the New Mrs. Eaden. There's Jenny, facing an empty nest now that her family has flown; Claire, who has sacrificed her dreams for her daughter; Mike, trying to parent his two kids after his wife's death; Vicki, who has dropped everything to be at home with her baby boy; and Karen, perfect Karen, who knows what it's like to have nothing and is determined her facade shouldn't slip.

As unlikely alliances are forged and secrets rise to the surface, making the choicest pastry seems the least of the contestants' problems. For they will learn—as Mrs. Eaden did before them—that while perfection is possible in the kitchen, it's very much harder in life, in Sarah Vaughan's The Art of Baking Blind.

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There are many reasons to bake: to feed; to create; to impress; to nourish; to define ourselves; and, sometimes, it has to be said, to perfect. But often we bake to fill a hunger that would be better filled by a simple gesture from a dear one. We bake to love and be loved.

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As unlikely alliances are forged and secrets rise to the surface, making the choicest pastry seems the least of the contestants' problems. For they will learn—as Mrs. Eaden did before them—that while perfection is possible in the kitchen, it's very much harder in life, in Sarah Vaughan's The Art of Baking Blind.

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        Here's something to savor while waiting for the next season of PBS' Great British Baking Show. Eaden's, a chain of upscale British supermarkets, is conducting a Search for the New Mrs. Eaden, Mrs. Eaden being Kathleen, the recently deceased wife of the chain's founder and the author of the 1966 classic, The Art of Baking. Housewives Vicki, Jenny, and Karen; single dad Mike; and single mom Claire have made it to the competition, held on the Eaden country estate, and are baking their way through the cakes, biscuits, breads, pies and pastries, pudding, and celebratory tea rounds while dealing with various challenges at home. Excerpts from The Art of Baking head each chapter, and looks back at Kathleen's own struggles as she works on the book and tries to start a family are interspersed throughout. The problems the bakers contend withempty-nest syndrome, the demands of motherhood, a straying husbandare familiar fare. It's the baking that makes the book rise, and readers will be salivating over descriptions of Victoria sponge, Battenburg cake, Chelsea buns, and other treats. Delectable food porn, as one character puts it.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2015, American Library Association.)

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In 1966, Kathleen Eaden, cookbook writer and wife of a supermarket magnate, published The Art of Baking, her guide to nurturing a family by creating the most exquisite pastries, biscuits and cakes. Now, five amateur bakers are competing to become the New Mrs. Eaden. There's Jenny, facing an empty nest now that her family has flown; Claire, who has sacrificed her dreams for her daughter; Mike, trying to parent his two kids after his wife's death; Vicki, who has dropped everything to be at home with her baby boy; and Karen, perfect Karen, who knows what it's like to have nothing and is determined her facade shouldn't slip.
As unlikely alliances are forged and secrets rise to the surface,...

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