Saturday, June 4, 2011
Book 4: Baking Cakes in Kigali
I'm amazed at how many of my books this year are shelved in adult fiction, not SF or YA or children's. Almost half! Well, a third. More than one! Including this one, Baking Cakes in Kigali, by Gaile Parkin, which follows Angel, grandmother and wife and cake-making entrepreneur, as she lives and works in Kigali. The different themes of the book wind about themselves, as she deals with menopause, stress over her dead children and the grandchildren she is raising, problems and celebrations of her clients, and the wedding of a close friend. It's a cheerful glimpse into a wise woman's life, although that's not at all how Angel thinks of herself. Thanks to BookNAround for bringing it to my to-read list.