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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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I was prepared to leave it unfinished even before I read it because I was afraid the book would be a "romance" with little to recommend it. Instead, I found it to be literate and current, the new (technology) set against the old (the cookbook collection—and the Hassidic tradition). It's not Hilary Mantel but it's an enjoyable and sometimes thought-provoking read. ( )
  AntT | Jan 24, 2015 |
I was prepared to leave it unfinished even before I read it because I was afraid the book would be a "romance" with little to recommend it. Instead, I found it to be literate and current, the new (technology) set against the old (the cookbook collection—and the Hassidic tradition). It's not Hilary Mantel but it's an enjoyable and sometimes thought-provoking read. ( )
  AntT | Jan 24, 2015 |
I would have given this 3 1/2 stars, I liked it but it was not quite a 4. ( )
  mara.murdoch | Nov 4, 2014 |
The writing was what gave this a two instead of a zero. The writing was literature but I found the story line to be wandering with two many plots and characters. It was like unedited. I would recommend this in parts to read good description. ( )
  LivelyLady | Aug 10, 2014 |
I powered through to the end for bookclub but I never would have bothered if it hadn't been bookclub. I hate pretty much every character and the various plot lines were boring and completely unbelievable. The dot.com stuff just felt all wrong and everything was just a caricature of real people and real lives. Throw in some random September 11th and various overwrought family revelations and tie it all up in a marriage bow. Ugh.
  amyem58 | Jul 16, 2014 |
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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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