Cookbook Collector (Paperback)

By Allegra Goodman

Atlantic, 9781848875401

Publication Date: April 1, 2012

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
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July 2010 Indie Next 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
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Description

Goodman weaves together the worlds of Silicon Valley and rare book collectingin a delicious novel about appetite, temptation, and fulfillment. Bi-coastal, surprising, rich in ideas and characters, "The Cookbook Collector" is a novelabout getting and spending, and about the substitutions we make when we can'tfind what we're looking for.
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