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The Cookbook Collector

The Cookbook Collector

(2010)
A novel by

 
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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Used availability for Allegra Goodman's The Cookbook Collector


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Hardback Editions

February 2011 : UK Hardback
Title: Cookbook Collector
Author(s): Allegra Goodman
ISBN: 1-84887-538-X / 978-1-84887-538-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2010 : USA Hardback
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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

April 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: The Cookbook Collector
Author(s): Allegra Goodman
ISBN: 1-84887-540-1 / 978-1-84887-540-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2011 : USA Paperback
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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: [The Cookbook Collector] (By: Allegra Goodman) [published: February, 2011]
Author(s): Allegra Goodman
ISBN: 0-403-85386-9 / 978-0-403-85386-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: ATLANTIC BOOKS
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2011 : UK Paperback
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
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
Availability: Amazon   

Audio Editions

July 2010 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Cookbook Collector: A Novel
Author(s): Allegra Goodman
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   

2000 : USA Audio CD
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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

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

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


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