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Bake Sale

Suzanne Kamata (Author)

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Reading Level 3.2

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Bake Sale

by Suzanne Kamata

Laura Murata is a university professor in Japan. She is also a divorced mother of Maya, a seven-year-old girl. Widower Kazu Mori is a dentist. He is raising his son, Max, on his own. The two parents meet at the holiday bake sale at Tokyo Cherry Blossom International School where their kids are great friends.

Laura and Kazu are sweet on each other from the moment they meet, and soon their two families are spending time together. Christmas Eve, the biggest date night of the year, draws near. Kazu asks Laura to dinner, and Laura is thrilled. Things are going so well! But will misunderstandings make their budding relationship crumble?

Love requires honesty, but not too much!

About the Author

Suzanne Kamata’s books include Gadget Girl and its sequel Indigo Girl; Losing Kei; The Beautiful One Has Come (long- listed for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award); Screaming Divas; and three anthologies. Her short stories, essays, articles and book reviews have appeared in over 100 publications including Real Simple, Brain, Child, Cicada, and The Japan Times.

Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize five times, and received a Special Mention in 2006. She is also a two-time winner of the
All Nippon Airways/Wingspan Fiction Contest, winner of the Paris Book Festival, and winner of a SCBWI Magazine Merit Award. Suzanne Kamata
lives in Tokushima, Japan

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