The Color Master: Stories - Aimee Bender I am not very good at writing about short story collections, but this was pretty fantastic. I was wary of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake because it sounded a little too gimmicky for my tastes, but the buzz surrounding this collection is hard to ignore. It's also well-deserved. These stories are tinged with magical realism and overflowing with beautiful sentences and thoughtful observations. Highly recommended.