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The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman.. The Jane Austen of our time weaves a story of the lives of two very opposite sisters in a complex novel pitting the virtual against the real. Rich and surprising themes and characters. especially savory for those who haunt antiquarian bookstores.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Allegra Goodman has a singular gift for full immersion in vivid, miniaturized worlds, whether steeping herself in the upstate New York pastorals of 1970s Orthodox Judaism (National Book Award finalist Kaaterskill Falls) or the cutthroat politicking of cancer research (Intuition).."

E.W.

"It is a pleasure to read a novel by Allegra Goodman. Her writing is confident and accomplished, her characters are complex and her stories immerse the reader in a world that is often humorous and always thought-provoking. From."

The L.A. Times

Author bio: Allegra Goodman' work has appeared in the New Yorker, Good Housekeeping, Slate, and the American Scholar. Named by the New Yorker as one of the twenty best writers under forty, she is also the recipient of a Whiting Award and the Salon magazine award for fiction. She lives with her family in Cambridge, Massachusetts. More information can be found here: http://www.bookreporter.com/authors/au-goodman-allegra.asp

Book Details: General Fiction; 416 pp. Engaging: Kindle/Print editions

Publisher Website: http://www.randomhouse.com/book/202632/the-cookbook-collector-by-allegra-goodman/9780385340854/

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