Beautifully written and quietly wise, How to Eat a Cupcake is an achingly honest portrayal of the many layers of friendship—a story so vividly told, you can (almost) taste the buttercream.
— Sarah Jio, New York Times bestselling author of The Violets of March and Blackberry Winter

Meg Donohue’s first novel became a Boston Globe Bestseller, hit #1 on the Barnes and Noble Nook bestsellers list, and was translated into Dutch, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish, and Turkish. It was hailed by Kobo as a “dazzling debut,” selected for Target’s “Emerging Authors” program, and won a Mom’s Choice Award for “Fans of Smart Women’s Fiction.” Read more news and reviews here.


ABOUT THE BOOK: Free-spirited Annie Quintana and sophisticated Julia St. Clair come from two different worlds. Yet, as the daughter of the St. Clair’s housekeeper, Annie grew up in Julia’s San Francisco mansion and they forged a bond that only two little girls oblivious to class differences could—until a life-altering betrayal destroyed their friendship.

A decade later, Annie bakes to fill the void left in her heart by her mother’s death and a painful secret jeopardizes Julia's engagement to the man she loves. A chance reunion prompts the unlikely duo to open a cupcakery, but when a mysterious saboteur opens old wounds, they must finally face the truth about their past or risk losing everything.

William Morrow / ISBN: 9780062069283 / March 2012