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Erica Bauermeister

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Erica Bauermeister is the bestselling author of two novels: The School of Essential Ingredients and Joy For Beginners (June, 2011). School of Essential Ingredients was proclaimed ""a remarkable debut," "exquisitely written and heartbreakingly delicious" and is currently being published in 22 countries. She is also the co-author of 500 Great Books by Women: A Reader's Guide and Let's Hear It For the Girls: 375 Great Books for Readers 2-14. She has taught literature and writing at the University of Washington and currently lives in Seattle with her family.

Genres: General Fiction, Romance
   The School of Essential Ingredients (2009)
     aka The Monday Night Cooking School
   Joy For Beginners (2011)
   The Lost Art of Mixing (2013)
   The Scent Keeper (2019)
Non fiction
   500 Great Books By Women (1994) (with Jesse Larsen and Holly Smith)
   Let's Hear It for the Girls (1997) (with Holly Smith)
   House Lessons: Renovating a Life (2020)
Erica Bauermeister recommends
When She Flew (2009)
Jennie Shortridge
"A novel with real heart."
How to Bake a Perfect Life (2010)
Barbara O'Neal
"Envelopes you like the scent of warm bread, comforting and invigorating, full of love and forgiveness and possibility."
He's Gone (2013)
Deb Caletti
"A thought-provoking and moving exploration."
The Girls At 17 Swann Street (2019)
Yara Zgheib
"Heart-wrenching and beautiful . . . a must read."

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