Posts Categorized: emily danforth

Cameron Post’s Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Cameron Post’s Strawberry Pretzel Salad

One of my favorite books last year was Emily Danforth’s The Miseducation of Cameron Post. It’s a coming of age story that’s great to read in the summer because the beginning so perfectly captures the lazy mood of the season.   If you’ve read the book, you know there’s plenty of ice cream and pop, along with an incredible-sounding dessert I’d never heard of before: strawberry pretzel salad! Apparently this was a big thing back in the day, and I couldn’t wait to try it, especially after reading Epic Reads’ post. I decided to make mine in a combination of mini jars and a smaller baking dish, so we had big slices as well as little portable desserts. Download the recipe card for Strawberry Pretzel Salad if you’d like to try it! It’s modified slightly from Epic Reads’, though you can find a lot of other recipes and methods out… Read more »

Divider

The Miseducation of Cameron Post: review

The Miseducation of Cameron Post: review

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth If you were to lay out a visual storyboard for The Miseducation of Cameron Post, it would be filled with lomographic photography–retro lighting, wide-open vistas, saturated colors, and quirky, sometimes blurry exposures that provide quick snapshots of the many small pleasures of childhood. This coming of age novel, which is written more like adult literary fiction than typical YA, beautifully captures the sun-drenched mood of summer as we meet Cameron, a young girl living in a small town in eastern Montana in 1989. It was the kind of heat where a breeze feels like someone’s venting a dryer over the town, whipping dust and making the cottonseeds from the big cottonwoods float across a wide blue sky and collect in soft tufts on neighborhood lawns. Irene and I called it summer snow, and sometimes we’d squint into the dry glare and try… Read more »

Divider