Salty, Bitter, Sweet


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$18.99  $17.66
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5.5 X 8.4 X 1.3 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Mayra Cuevas is a professional journalist, a television and digital producer for CNN, and a fiction writer who specializes in young-adult novels. When not writing or working, she keeps her sanity by practicing Buddhist meditation and serves on the Board of Directors of Kadampa Meditation Center Georgia. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, she currently resides with her husband and their cat in Georgia.


'A treat for foodies.'--Booklist
'Cuevas effectively touches on the complexities of female ambition in a male-dominated field and multiracial identity, making this an engaging, multilayered read for aspiring chefs.'--Publisher's Weekly
'Full of culture, love, and loss, every page is a feast for the senses in a story that never shies away from exploring complicated family dynamics. Cuevas's writing is pure magic.' - Nina Moreno, author of Don't Date Rosa Santos--Nina Moreno, author of Don't Date Rosa Santos
'Salty, Bitter, Sweet sparkles with wit, humor, and heart. I devoured this charming novel in one sitting and can't wait for more from this talented author.' - Gilly Segal, author of I'm Not Dying with You Tonight--Gilly Segal, author of I'm Not Dying with You Tonight
'I'm not kidding when I say that Salty, Bitter, Sweet will make your mouth water from the very first page... Salty, Bitter, Sweet is a wonderful contemporary YA novel full of heart, hope, and, of course, mouth-wateringly delicious descriptions of food. It'll inspire you to grab an apron, get in the kitchen, and start whipping up something tasty for your loved ones. It's a balm for the soul and an inspiration for the cook inside you!'--Hypable
'Jam-packed with all the food-related goodness that foodies will love, Mayra takes you to the beautiful country of France (where the novel takes place) with her vivid and imaginative writing as we journey alongside Isa.'--Hola!
Isabella Field's life just fell apart. Her parents got a divorce, her grandmother passed away, and she had to move in with her dad and his new, pregnant wife. At least the move happens to be to France, where Isa gets the opportunity to participate in a cutthroat restaurant apprenticeship. What follows is a slow burn romance with a boy named Diego and the start of her emotional healing.--BuzzFeed
'A heartwarming testament to the power of female friendships, the drive for success on one's own terms, and accepting one's family, even if they turn out differently than originally thought.'--School Library Journal (Margaret A. Robbins, University of Georgia, Athens)
'An impressively and deftly crafted novel by an author with a genuine flair for narrative driven storytelling.'--Midwest Book Review--Midwest Book Review