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ISBN13: 9780385340861
ISBN10: 0385340869
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Heralded as “a modern day Jane Austen” by USA Today, National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Allegra Goodman has compelled and delighted hundreds of thousands of readers. Now, in her most ambitious work yet, Goodman weaves together the worlds of Silicon Valley and rare book collecting in a delicious novel about appetite, temptation, and fulfillment.

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—as her employer George points out in what he hopes is a completely disinterested way.

Bicoastal, surprising, rich in ideas and characters, The Cookbook Collector is a novel about getting and spending, and about the substitutions we make when we can’t find what we’re looking for: reading cookbooks instead of cooking, speculating instead of creating, collecting instead of living. But above all it is about holding on to what is real in a virtual world: love that stays.

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER

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 the Author

“If any contemporary author deserves to wear the mantle of Jane Austen, it’s [Allegra] Goodman, whose subtle, astute social comedies perfectly capture the quirks of human nature. This dazzling novel . . . is Goodman’s most robust, fully realized and trenchantly meaningful work yet.”Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"Fans of Goodman's lovely, nuanced novels have a treat in store with this tale of two sisters."—Entertainment Weekly

"Goodman is remarkably successful in creating rich, engaging characters and a complex story of love and identity."

—Library Journal, starred review

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Kelly Gunn, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by Kelly Gunn)
This book has all the ingredients for 'falling into' a good book; BEST of all - riveting characters who love to read & cook!
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Michael Katz, January 6, 2012 (view all comments by Michael Katz)
The Cookbook Collector is a road trip into love of books...which come to life...and a snapshot of idiosyncratic characters, balancing the business of books with the human yearning for beauty, the love of story within and beyond the pages, a touch of whimsy, and a serious look at relationships (and honesty) between men and women and siblings and family, with a backdrop of the over-the-top economic/emotional era which defined the .com bubble and the "easy" invasion of personal privacy...spiced by Ms. Goodman's continuous look at the Jewish experience in America.
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blackman, September 17, 2011 (view all comments by blackman)
This pleasant story of two very different sisters was full of twists and turns, some of which were predictable - some not. Set in Berkleym CA, it has a modern day Jane Austin sensibility to it. A good read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385340861
Author:
Goodman, Allegra
Publisher:
Dial Press
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
7.95 x 5.14 x 0.91 in 0.72 lb

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"Synopsis" by , NATIONAL BESTSELLER

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.

Look for special features inside.

Join the Circle for author chats and more.

RandomHouseReadersCircle.com

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