Lois Clary, a software engineer at a San Francisco robotics company, codes all day and collapses at night. When her favourite sandwich shop closes up, the owners leave her with the starter for their mouthwatering sourdough bread.
Lois becomes the unlikely hero tasked to care for it, bake with it and keep this needy colony of microorganisms alive.  Soon she is baking loaves daily and taking them to the farmer’s market, where an exclusive close-knit club runs the show.
When Lois discovers another, more secret market, aiming to fuse food and technology, a whole other world opens up. But who are these people, exactly?


“Baking, by contrast, was solving the same problem over and over again, because every time, the solution was consumed. I mean, really: chewed and digested. Thus, the problem was ongoing.”


Sourdough is the perfect, short, light read.

The entire book is about lady programmer who just really likes her bread. The entire book is about her having the best bread with the best starter for the sourdough. And also it is about how being a computer programmer is alright and all, but it is stressful and *the bread is magical*. Lois is so, so proud of herself and how she made the bread all by herself and how somehow it just feels more awesome that way.

Oh, and by the way, the bread starter might actually be magical. There is something odd going on with it.

I absolutely adored reading this. It made me crave the hell out of some bread, too. It was cute and it was light. It was the perfect palette cleanser. Plus, I listened to this on audiobook and it had some interesting sound effects involved. It was almost over before it started. I just wanted to eat it all up.

Oh. And also, please notice the cover. There is an *arrow* pointing to the *sourdough*. I laughed hard when I noticed. I just needed to point that out.