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Allegra Goodman

Autor(a) de The Cookbook Collector

16+ Works 4,847 Membros 229 Reviews 6 Favorited

About the Author

Allegra Goodman lives with her family in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Publisher Provided) Allegra Goodman was born in Brooklyn New York in 1967, but grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii. She received a bachelor's degree from Harvard University in 1989 and a PhD in English literature from Stanford University mostrar mais in 1997. Her first story, Variant Text, was accepted by Commentary magazine in 1985. While at Harvard University, she continued to publish short stories in Commentary and her first book, a collection of stories, was published the day she graduated. She wrote her second book, The Family Markowitz, while at Stanford University. Her other works include Intuition, Kaaterskill Falls, Paradise Park, and The Other Side of the Island. She teaches a writing workshop in the graduate program in Creative Writing at Boston University. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras de Allegra Goodman

The Cookbook Collector (2010) 1,321 cópias
Intuition (2006) 1,116 cópias
Kaaterskill Falls (1998) 799 cópias
The Other Side of the Island (2008) 584 cópias
The Family Markowitz (1996) 354 cópias
Paradise Park (2001) 254 cópias
Sam (2023) 163 cópias
The Chalk Artist (2017) 152 cópias
Total Immersion (1989) 95 cópias
Paradise Park: Reading Group Guide (2002) 1 exemplar(es)
The descendants 1 exemplar(es)
Cookbook collector, The 1 exemplar(es)
Isola: A Novel 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Rereadings (2005) — Contribuinte — 679 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2008 (2008) — Contribuinte — 574 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2011 (2011) — Contribuinte — 351 cópias
The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories (1998) — Contribuinte — 132 cópias
The Schocken Book of Contemporary Jewish Fiction (1992) — Contribuinte — 125 cópias
Nice Jewish Girls: Growing Up in America (1996) — Contribuinte — 79 cópias
The Jewish Writer (1998) — Contribuinte — 53 cópias
Child of Mine: Original Essays on Becoming a Mother (1997) — Contribuinte — 53 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Locais de residência
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Punahou School (1985)
Harvard University (BA)
Stanford University (PhD, English Literature)
Karger, David (husband)
Whiting Writers' Award (1991)
Pequena biografia
Allegra Goodman and her husband have four children.



Having grown up on the edge of the Catskills, having had some experience in my home town with "summer people from the city", and being an avid reader of Chaim Potok, Faye Kellerman and Harry Kemelman, I felt this book about a small Orthodox Jewish community that moves upstate together from NYC every summer was "chosen" for me. I loved it absolutely. Rich story, full of complicated characters, details of life in a traditional society, and insight into the human spirit. Reminds me of the best of my summer reading when I was a kid--getting utterly lost in the lives of the fictional characters, and never wanting the story to end. A reviewer from Newsday called Allegra Goodman a "young Mozart of Jewish fiction". How apt.
Review written in 2007
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laytonwoman3rd | outras 18 resenhas | Mar 2, 2024 |
Thank you Goodreads’ FirstReads for my print ARC.

Sam, 7 years old, lives with her mom, Courtney, and toddler half-brother, Noah. She’s a natural at climbing. She loves spending time with her dad. But, because he’s a traveling artist, she doesn’t get to see him as often as she would like. Jack, Noah’s dad, doesn’t like her. And the feeling is mutual.

It was an ok book for me. I guess, until I read the author’s note, I expected more to happen. This was about a young girl coming of age. Her happiness and heartache. Her hopes, dreams, and ambitions. Her relationships. Like most of us, her life is ordinary and fell into a routine. That was comforting in a way. From the plot to the characters, it was a relatable read.… (mais)
kulmona | outras 9 resenhas | Jan 5, 2024 |
I'm returning this to the library today. Very clumsy writing, lots of stereotypes, trite images. Yuck.
lschiff | outras 92 resenhas | Sep 24, 2023 |
recommended by AP English listserv
pollycallahan | outras 33 resenhas | Jul 1, 2023 |



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