Where can I find plot summaries of Aimee Bender's novel The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cakei? I have read the book, but not for a while and I would like a quick overview of its plot.

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vangoghfan | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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As usual, eNOtes itself has a particularly full summary of the plot of the novel, plus some very helpful discussion of the book as well (see link below). When searching for this kind of information, it's always useful to begin by going to google and doing the following kinds of searches:

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eNotes provides access to an enormous amount of information about an extraordinary number of literary works.  Indeed, I find it far more comprehensive than any of the single data bases to which my university subscribes.  eNotes is, in my opinion, a tremendous value for the money, particularly because of this question-and-answer feature, which is peer edited (an important point) and which is unlike anything else I know of in any other site offering information about literature:

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As you can see, the eNotes discussion is far more detailed that any of the discussions just cited.