The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman
A Novel

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It’s typical of the declamatory style employed by Goodman’s arguers, however, a style that, along with other evidences of a heavy hand, robs the novel of the sensation of floating buoyantly in the atmosphere.
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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 Allegra Goodman

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Allegra Goodman's novels include Intuition and Kaaterskill Falls. Her fiction has appeared in The New Yorker and Best American Short Stories. She is a winner of the Whiting Writer's Award and a fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She lives with her family in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.AllegraGoodman.com or become a fan on Facebook.
 
Published June 30, 2010 by The Dial Press. 434 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Philip Marchand on Jul 24 2010

It’s typical of the declamatory style employed by Goodman’s arguers, however, a style that, along with other evidences of a heavy hand, robs the novel of the sensation of floating buoyantly in the atmosphere.

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