Book Preview: How to Eat a Cupcake

how to eat a cupcakeThis sounds yummy, doesn’t it? Who can resist a cupcake, anyway? I stumbled across this title recently and it tickled my sweet tooth. How to Eat a Cupcake (2012), by Meg Donohue, is a debut novel with a spark.

It is about two childhood friends from different backgrounds, Annie Quintana and Julia St. Claire, raised together as sisters while Annie’s mother works for the St. Claire household in an affluent San Francisco neighborhood. The girls become enemies after a high school betrayal, and then encounter each other as adults ten years later. The ensuing challenges, mysteries, and revelations make for a charming tale of loyalty, loss, and second chances.

USA Today’s Kathy Altman had this to say in her review: “How to Eat a Cupcake is a story of differences. Differences of opinion, of ethnicity, of lifestyle, of coping mechanisms, of perception and, yes, even of cupcake flavors. Donohue skillfully communicates and celebrates this diversity by presenting How to Eat a Cupcake in alternating points of view, giving the reader the opportunity to gradually get to know Annie and Julia both separately and together — and to understand how their differences equally help and hamper them.”

I look forward to reading this treat.

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About J M Naszady

I am an observer of the world around me, a student of nature with the eyes of an artist, and a teacher. My interests have taken me into the water, across the meadow, through the forest, along the cliffs, and up the mountain. My latest journey has plunged me into the virtual world of words and images.
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