We all need to eat in order to survive, but most of us prefer to make that an enjoyable experience, and homemade food can hit just the right spot. What if that were to change because of being able to taste emotions in the food prepared for you? That's exactly what happens to Rose in this whimsical but very serious novel. Her newfound gustatory ability allows her to discern that there is a problem in her parents marriage, and makes her face life in all of its complicated, particular, overpowering flavors. You can read a more in-depth review I wrote of this book for WETA's The Book Studio.