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Rabbit Cake (Paperback)

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When Eva Rose Babbitt, mother of daughters Lizzie, 15 and Elvis, 10, drowns sleepswimming, her daughters are left to fend for themselves emotionally while their father tends to his grief. Elvis doesn’t trust the circumstances of her mother’s death. Annie Hartnett has created endearing and memorable characters in a delightfully original story in what is sure to be a beloved favorite of readers everywhere.

— From Kris

18 months in a 12-year old girl named Elvis' life after her mother drowns while sleepwalking. Her father copes by wearing his wife's clothes and lipstick, her sister's sleepwalking escalates. The title comes from a tradition of rabbit shaped cakes her mother baked for special occasions. Funny. Gut punch. Tender. 

— From Jarek

18 months in a 12-year old girl named Elvis' life after her mother drowns while sleepwalking. Her father copes by wearing his wife's clothes and lipstick, her sister's sleepwalking escalates. The title comes from a tradition of rabbit shaped cakes her mother baked for special occasions. Funny. Gut punch. Tender. 

— From Jay's Reading List

When Eva Rose Babbitt, mother of daughters Lizzie, 15 and Elvis, 10, drowns sleepswimming, her daughters are left to fend for themselves emotionally while their father tends to his grief by wearing his wife's bathrobe and lipstick. Lizzie, a sleep-walker and eater, keeps Elvis up at night trying to keep her from burning the house down with her nocturnal "cooking". But Elvis doesn't trust the circumstances of her mother's death and she is also determined to finish her mother's book, "The Sleep Habits in Animals and What They Tell Us About Our Own Slumber", so she does a little research of her own. Annie Hartnett has created endearing and memorable characters in a delightfully original story in what is sure to be a beloved favorite of readers everywhere.

— From Kris' Reading List

The Left Bank Book Box, April 2017

Eighteen months in a 12-year old girl named Elvis' life after her mother drowns while sleepwalking. Her father copes by wearing his wife's clothes and lipstick, her sister's sleepwalking escalates. The title comes from a tradition of rabbit shaped cakes her mother baked for special occasions. Funny. Gut punch. Tender. - Jay

As a bonus, we included The Day I Died by Lori Rader-Day.

— From The Left Bank Book Box, 2017

Description


People Magazine Book of the Week

A Best Book of the Year at Kirkus Reviews, Book Riot, The Chicago Review of Books, Minnesota Public Radio, and more

An Indies Introduce and Indie Next Pick

Fans of Maria Semple's Where'd You Go Bernadette and and Kevin Wilson's The Family Fang will delight in Annie Hartnett's debut, a darkly comic novel about a young girl named Elvis trying to figure out her place in a world without her mother.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781941040560
ISBN-10: 194104056X
Publisher: Tin House Books
Publication Date: March 7th, 2017
Pages: 344
Language: English