Tuesday, June 29, 2010


The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman.

This novel seeped into me slowly, but ultimately, I was as utterly absorbed in it as it was in me.  Goodman skillfully mingles high-tech IPOs, motherless daughters, tree-sitting environmentalists, mystical Judaism, foodie sensuousness, and three distinct love stories--and all with none of the usual head-spinning associated with that list.  I was rapt, and truly delighted.
--Becky Dayton, The Vermont Book Shop, Middlebury, VT

Release Date:  July 6, 2010

July 13 Update:  The Cookbook Collector is sitting on my reading table.  I've fondled it, read some random pages, and my bookmark is now making its way through the pages.


Les said...

Oh, I can't wait to hear your final thoughts!! Is this worth owning in hardcover? Paperback? Borrow from the library? I'm trying to restrain myself from an impulse buy, but every time I see it on the New Release shelf at work, I can't help but fondle it! The cover reminds me of The School of Essential Ingredients' hardcover artwork.

Marcia said...

Right now, Les, I'm holding back a bit on this book--waiting for it all to come together.