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Allegra Goodman

Forfatter af The Cookbook Collector

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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 vis mere 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) vis mindre

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Værker af Allegra Goodman

The Cookbook Collector (2010) 1,321 eksemplarer
Intuition (2006) 1,116 eksemplarer
Kaaterskill Falls (1998) 794 eksemplarer
The Other Side of the Island (2008) 585 eksemplarer
The Family Markowitz (1996) 353 eksemplarer
Paradise Park (2001) 253 eksemplarer
Sam (2023) 158 eksemplarer
The Chalk Artist (2017) 153 eksemplarer
Total Immersion (1989) 94 eksemplarer
The descendants 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Rereadings (2005) — Bidragyder — 676 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 2008 (2008) — Bidragyder — 573 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 2011 (2011) — Bidragyder — 351 eksemplarer
The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories (1998) — Bidragyder — 132 eksemplarer
The Schocken Book of Contemporary Jewish Fiction (1992) — Bidragyder — 125 eksemplarer
Nice Jewish Girls: Growing Up in America (1996) — Bidragyder — 79 eksemplarer
The Jewish Writer (1998) — Bidragyder — 53 eksemplarer
Child of Mine: Original Essays on Becoming a Mother (1997) — Bidragyder — 53 eksemplarer
Here I Am: Contemporary Jewish Stories from Around the World (1998) — Bidragyder — 50 eksemplarer
Who We Are: On Being (and Not Being) a Jewish American Writer (2005) — Bidragyder — 27 eksemplarer

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Fødselsdato
1967-07-05
Køn
female
Nationalitet
USA
Fødested
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Bopæl
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Uddannelse
Punahou School (1985)
Harvard University (BA)
Stanford University (PhD, English Literature)
Erhverv
novelist
Relationer
Karger, David (husband)
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Whiting Writers' Award (1991)
Kort biografi
Allegra Goodman and her husband have four children.

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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 | 18 andre anmeldelser | 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.… (mere)
 
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kulmona | 9 andre anmeldelser | Jan 5, 2024 |
I'm returning this to the library today. Very clumsy writing, lots of stereotypes, trite images. Yuck.
 
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lschiff | 92 andre anmeldelser | Sep 24, 2023 |
recommended by AP English listserv
 
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pollycallahan | 33 andre anmeldelser | Jul 1, 2023 |

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Medlemmer
4,835
Popularitet
#5,195
Vurdering
½ 3.5
Anmeldelser
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ISBN
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Sprog
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