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The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman
  

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The Cookbook Collector serves up a lively stew of characters: bold young software titans, Berkeley tree-huggers, bibliophiles and a pair of investment savvy rabbis. In an increasingly virtual world, in an era of electronic organizers and onscreen identities, Allegra Goodman reminds us that the one thing that keeps us human is love.

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Synopsis

The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman

At the turn of the last century, two sisters are following very different paths. Twenty-eight-year-old Emily is a CEO of an internet start-up; twenty-three-year-old Jess is a grad student in philosophy, a vegan who rejects the rampant capitalism that surrounds her. Pragmatic Emily is making a fortune in Silicon Valley while capricious Jess works in an antiquarian bookstore. Emily's boyfriend is fantastically successful; Jess's boyfriend is an environmental activist. But as the burst of the Dotcom bubble looms and the falling towers of the World Trade Center cast a dark shadow over America, both sisters are torn between two loves, two lives.

Reviews

'Goodman is everything it says on her tin - a wonderful, lyrical writer - but she also has an astute eye for comedy and some bits of the book are truly hilarious.' Wendy Holden, Daily Mail

About the Author

Allegra Goodman is the author of six novels, including Kaaterskill Falls - a finalist for the US National Book Award. In the UK, her most recent novel Intuition was shortlisted for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize, and longlisted for the Orange Prize 2009. She lives with her family in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st April 2012

Author

Allegra Goodman

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Publisher

Atlantic Books

Format

Paperback
416 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781848875401

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