The Lost Art of Mixing, with Erica Bauermeister

Erica Bauermeister returns to Eagle Harbor Books to talk about her sequel to The School of Essential Ingredients!

Lillian and her restaurant have a way of drawing people together. There’s Al, the accountant who finds meaning in numbers and ritual; Chloe, a budding chef who hasn’t learned to trust after heartbreak; Finnegan, quiet and steady as a tree, who can disappear into the background despite his massive height; Louise, Al’s wife, whose anger simmers just below the boiling point; and Isabelle, whose memories are slowly slipping from her grasp. And there’s Lillian herself, whose life has taken a turn she didn’t expect. . . .

Their lives collide and mix with those around them, sometimes joining in effortless connections, at other times sifting together and separating again, creating a family that is chosen, not given. A beautifully imagined novel about the ties that bind—and links that break—The Lost Art of Mixing is a captivating meditation on the power of love, food, and companionship.

About the Author

Erica Bauermeister is the author of The School of Essential Ingredients and Joy for Beginners. She lives in Port Townsend with her family.


Event date: 
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
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157 Winslow Way E.
98110 Bainbridge Island
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