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The Cookbook Collector

(2010)
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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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Hardback Editions

February 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: Cookbook Collector
Author(s): Allegra Goodman
ISBN: 1-84887-538-X / 978-1-84887-538-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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July 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Cookbook Collector: A Novel
Author(s): Allegra Goodman
ISBN: 0-385-34085-0 / 978-0-385-34085-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Dial Press
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Paperback Editions

April 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Cookbook Collector
Author(s): Allegra Goodman
ISBN: 1-84887-540-1 / 978-1-84887-540-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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July 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Cookbook Collector: A Novel
Author(s): Allegra Goodman
ISBN: 0-385-34086-9 / 978-0-385-34086-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
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February 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Cookbook Collector
Author(s): Allegra Goodman
ISBN: 1-84887-539-8 / 978-1-84887-539-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Cookbook Collector: Large Print
Author(s): Allegra Goodman
ISBN: 0-7393-7775-2 / 978-0-7393-7775-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
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Audio Editions

July 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Cookbook Collector: A Novel
Author(s): Allegra Goodman
Publisher: Random House Audio
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2000 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Cookbook Collector: A Novel
Author(s): Ariadne Meyers (Narrator) Allegra Goodman (Author)
ISBN: 0-307-73686-5 / 978-0-307-73686-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books On Tape
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Kindle Editions

February 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Cookbook Collector
Author(s): Allegra Goodman
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Cookbook Collector: A Novel
Author(s): Allegra Goodman
Publisher: The Dial Press
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