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The Cookbook Collector: A Novel (edition 2010)

by Allegra Goodman

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Title:The Cookbook Collector: A Novel
Authors:Allegra Goodman
Info:The Dial Press (2010), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 416 pages
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Great story that interweaves the musty smell of old books and the allure of ideas spoken in the past, and the dot com craze of the early 90's. ( )
  Lylee | Apr 3, 2016 |
Saw this compared to Jonathan Franzen's Freedom in a really interesting article, and it's true that they are incredibly similar in structure and theme. One significant difference is that I hated every single character in both Freedom and The Corrections; in this book, there were times when I disliked each of the characters, but only a couple I really couldn't stand. That made it a much more enjoyable experience, and while I'm kind of done with Franzen for now, I would really like to read more by Allegra Goodman.
  mirikayla | Feb 8, 2016 |
Kept waiting for it to get better ( )
  ellenuw | Jan 27, 2016 |
Kept waiting for it to get better ( )
  ellenuw | Jan 27, 2016 |
I enjoyed the quirky characters, Emily and Jess's sisterhood and the contrasts in their lives. I do feel that the way things tie together is somewhat contrived. ( )
  Cricket856 | Jan 25, 2016 |
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Goodman captures the fizz and folly of the dot.com boom with wit and perspicuity...
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Rain at last. Much-needed rain, the weathermen called it. Rain drummed the little houses skyrocketing in value in Cupertino and Sunnyvale.
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"...a novel about getting and spending, and about the substitutions we make when we can't find what we're looking for..." --inside cover.

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