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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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An intelligent, well-written, thoughtful, astute and gratifying story about love. ( )
  maryhollis | Feb 20, 2017 |
This did not tip me over into Allegra Goodman love but it was perfectly enjoyable nevertheless with a few moments of something deeper. ( )
  laurenbufferd | Nov 14, 2016 |
This is not the tour de force that Intuition was, but I still thoroughly enjoyed it. I don't find the tech boom/Silicon Valley milieu boring at all--I thought it was a lot of fun to read about. Since the book is set in 1999 - 2001, of course September 11 looms over everything, but I thought it was well-handled. The characters were all well drawn (particularly Emily, whom I thought to be more original than Jess, who was a Marianne Dashwood clone), and although many of the plot turns could be guessed at (if you are familiar at all with Sense & Sensibility), there were still some surprises. (This book does not follow Sense & Sensibility nearly as closely as The Three Weissmans of Westport. What is in the water that there are two different Sense & Sensibility analogs this year?)

The one issue I had is that the story of Emily & Jess's mother is wrapped up much too neatly, with a truly unbelievable coincidence. It is the kind of thing Dickens might have put into a novel, but not Jane Austen. ( )
  gayla.bassham | Nov 7, 2016 |
I'm sure this was a good book. I really wanted to read it... I just couldn't get into it. So much is happening in my life right now that what I really need is some good old-fashioned escapism. I don't want drama, I want happiness.

I might need to read this again in 6-12 months. ( )
  imahorcrux | Jun 22, 2016 |
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 |
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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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