The Cookbook Collector

By Allegra Goodman
Dial Press, Paperback, 9780385340861, 405pp.

Publication Date: July 12, 2011

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer '11 Reading Group List
“This novel seeped into me slowly, but ultimately I was as utterly absorbed in it as it was in me. Goodman skillfully mingles high-tech IPOs, motherless daughters, tree-sitting environmentalists, mystical Judaism, foodie sensuousness, and three distinct love stories - and all with none of the usual head-spinning associated with that list. I was rapt, and truly delighted.”
— Becky Dayton, The Vermont Book Shop, Middlebury, VT


Description

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

Emily and Jessamine Bach are opposites in every way: Twenty-eight-year-old Emily is the CEO of Veritech, twenty-three-year-old Jess is an environmental activist and graduate student in philosophy. Pragmatic Emily is making a fortune in Silicon Valley, romantic Jess works in an antiquarian bookstore. Emily is rational and driven, while Jess is dreamy and whimsical. Emily’s boyfriend, Jonathan, is fantastically successful. Jess’s boyfriends, not so much.

National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Allegra Goodman has written a delicious novel about appetite, temptation, and holding on to what is real in a virtual world: love that stays.

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About the Author
Allegra Goodman's first collection, "Total Immersion", was published in 1989. Her work has appeared in "The New Yorker" and "Commentary", and has been selected for "Prize Stories 1995", "The 0. Henry Awards", and other anthologies. She lives with her family in Cambridge, Massachusetts.



Praise For The Cookbook Collector

“If you’re hankering for a feast of love, let yourself fall under the spell of Allegra Goodman’s abundantly delicious tale.”—The New York Times Book Review

“A modern take on Sense and Sensibility . . . a beautifully textured tale of two sisters that hits all the Jane Austen high notes . . . [Allegra] Goodman delicately navigates her characters’ complex emotions.”—People (four stars)

“The plot may be IPO-centric, but the novel is old-fashioned and wildly romantic.”—Time

“Goodman makes us care so much about each character and his or her individual story that the pages cannot turn fast enough.”—Los Angeles Times
 
“A novel of impressive élan and real emotional resonance.”—Entertainment Weekly
 
“Sisters find that love can be wondrously, or tragically, accidental. Ms. Goodman is a romantic realist who dazzles with wit.”—The Wall Street Journal

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