Monday, May 27, 2019

Five olfactory novels

Erica Bauermeister is the bestselling author of four novels including The School of Essential Ingredients, Joy for Beginners, The Lost Art of Mixing, and The Scent Keeper.

At LitHub Bauermeister tagged five books on the most underrated of literary senses: scents. One title on the list:
Kathleen Tessaro, The Perfume Collector

In the spring of 1955, Grace Munroe is informed she is the sole beneficiary of the estate of Eva D’Orsey, a name Grace has never heard before. Grace’s quest to discover the truth takes her to Paris and into the world of perfume. Deftly interjected chapters from Eva’s life in the late 1920s provide an edgier counterbalance. Tessaro has a gift for illuminating the alchemy of fragrances, while the mystery will keep you reading, hopefully while wearing just a drop of a mysterious perfume.
Read about another entry on the list.

My Book, The Movie: The Perfume Collector.

--Marshal Zeringue