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.