Books Aimee Bender Books by Aimee Bender Aimee Bender has written books about: Fiction Literary Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Aimee Bender Book Reviews Stripe-Torn Tigers, Fake Nazis And Magic Cake In 'The Color Master' August 24, 2013 Aimee Bender's new story collection, The Color Master, is full of fractured fairy tales that flavor everyday lives and neuroses with a liberal dash of magic. Reviewer Alan Cheuse says Bender's work is "akin to the best of Italo Calvino in its matter-of-fact treatment of the fantastic." Three Books... What's Cooking? 3 Books That Are More Filling Than Food April 28, 2013 Oftentimes, foodie fiction makes you hungry. But author Jessica Soffer recommends three books that deal with food yet aren't in love with it — books to read when you're on a diet, a desert island, or for whatever reason would like a peach tart to not be compared to a summer's day. New In Paperback Piece Of Cake?: Happy Marriage, Vampire Vengeance, Global Warming April 20, 2011 Novelists Aimee Bender and Adam Ross both use food as a key to the nuances of family and marriage, while historian Alison Weir and comic writer Seth Grahame-Smith rip some bodices. In nonfiction, Jeff Goodell explores the controversy over geoengineering as a solution to climate change. Book Reviews 'Lemon Cake' Offers Up A Surreal Slice Of Salinger June 10, 2010 The characters in Aimee Bender's latest novel could be modern-day descendants of J.D. Salinger's Glass family. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake tells the story of Rose, a precocious young girl with a blessing — and a curse: She can taste the emotions of those who cook her food. May-Ying Lam/NPR What We're Reading What We're Reading: May 25-31 May 25, 2010 Maureen Corrigan hails the "genius" of Stieg Larsson's vision, as revealed in his final "Girl Who" mystery. Is Anthropology of an American Girl the next Catcher in the Rye? Neda Ulaby says no. And novelist Aimee Bender evokes the taste of love in The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake.