Rajani LaRocca - "Midsummer's Mayhem"

Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Rajani LaRocca

"A delectable treat for food and literary connoisseurs alike" ―Kirkus Reviews

Rajani LaRocca discusses Midsummer's Mayhem. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

At 57th Street Books

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About the book: Can Mimi undo the mayhem caused by her baking in this contemporary-fantasy retelling of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream?

An aspiring baker, eleven-year-old Mimi Mackson is drawn into the woods behind her house by a mysterious song, where she meets Vik, a boy who brings her to parts of the forest she’s never seen. Who knew there were banyan trees and wild boars in Massachusetts? Together they discover exotic ingredients and bake them into delectable and enchanting treats.

But as her dad acts stranger every day, and her siblings’ romantic entanglements cause trouble in their town, Mimi begins to wonder whether the ingredients she and Vik found are somehow the cause of it all. She needs to use her skills, deductive and epicurean, to uncover what’s happened. In the process, she learns that in life, as in baking, not everything is sweet.

About the author: Rajani LaRocca was born in India, raised in Kentucky, and now lives in the Boston area with her wonderful family and impossibly cute dog. She earned a BA and an MD from Harvard, and spends her time writing novels and picture books, practicing medicine, and baking too many sweet treats. "Midsummer's Mayhem" is her first novel. Find her online at RajaniLaRocca.com and on Twitter and Instagram @rajanilarocca.

Event Location: 
57th Street Books
1301 E 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637