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Eat Cake: A Novel by [Jeanne Ray]

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Eat Cake: A Novel Kindle Edition

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Ruth, a Minneapolis wife and mother, bakes to relax the way others do yoga. And it's a good thing she does, because a house full of cantankerous family members seriously challenges her ability to remain serene in this fluffy, enjoyable third novel by Ray (Julie and Romeo; Step-Ball-Change). Cake is Ruth's version of Zen, allowing her to lose herself in the ritual of familiar smells and precise measurements. She's dealing well with her moody teen daughter, Camille; college student son, Wyatt; and sometimes cantankerous live-in mother, Hollis. She's even handling husband Sam's recent unemployment. But when Guy, Ruth's oft-estranged father and Hollis's ex-husband, is left physically helpless after an injury and must join the chaotic household, just how much cake will she have to bake to save her sanity? The answer is predictably uplifting. Ruth falls right in line with Ray's past harried heroines: she is a cheerful and good-natured caretaker who doesn't neglect herself, but whose happiness and identity is utterly intertwined with her family's. Ray's dialogue is ripe with practical wisdom ("`Oh, there's order in the world all right. It just might not be the order you want'"), and her style is warm and lightly funny ("My mother looked at me as if I had told her I was going to move to Memphis and join an Elvis cult"). Ray has a proven talent for everyday dramas of family life, and her latest is as toothsome as its predecessors.
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About the Author

The author of three previous novels, Jeanne Ray works as a registered nurse at the Frist Clinic in Nashville, Tennessee. She is married and has two daughters. Together, she and her husband have ten grandchildren. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B006XWYC8K
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Crown; 1st edition (February 8, 2012)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ February 8, 2012
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2780 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 219 pages
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun to read and Not Sappy
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A delightful story about a family. Jeanne Ray has a wonderful sense of humor, and of human nature. This story could easily have become maudlin or sappy but Ray's light touch kept it entertaining. I got this from the library originally and loved it. I copied the lemon cake recipe to make for my birthday, but when I started to make the cake, I discovered I had cut off the bottom, so I had to buy the book. I'm not sorry. Great read! And delicious cake!
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