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Allegra Goodman

Autor(a) de The Cookbook Collector

14+ Works 4,740 Membros 227 Críticas 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 por Allegra Goodman

The Cookbook Collector (2010) 1,312 exemplares
Intuition (2006) 1,102 exemplares
Kaaterskill Falls (1998) 784 exemplares
The Other Side of the Island (2008) 570 exemplares
The Family Markowitz (1996) 344 exemplares
Paradise Park (2001) 250 exemplares
The Chalk Artist (2017) 149 exemplares
Sam (2023) 131 exemplares
Total Immersion (1989) 92 exemplares
The descendants 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Rereadings (2005) — Contribuidor — 670 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2008 (2008) — Contribuidor — 560 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2011 (2011) — Contribuidor — 337 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories (1998) — Contribuidor — 127 exemplares
The Schocken Book of Contemporary Jewish Fiction (1992) — Contribuidor — 122 exemplares
Nice Jewish Girls: Growing Up in America (1996) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
Child of Mine: Original Essays on Becoming a Mother (1997) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
The Jewish Writer (1998) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
Here I Am: Contemporary Jewish Stories from Around the World (1998) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
Who We Are: On Being (and Not Being) a Jewish American Writer (2005) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares


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)
Prémios e menções honrosas
Whiting Writers' Award (1991)

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Allegra Goodman and her husband have four children.



I'm returning this to the library today. Very clumsy writing, lots of stereotypes, trite images. Yuck.
lschiff | 92 outras críticas | Sep 24, 2023 |
recommended by AP English listserv
pollycallahan | 33 outras críticas | Jul 1, 2023 |
The beginning was a hook, simplistic, and I was drawn into the story. It didn’t take long for the novelty to wear off. This was an uncomfortable book - cringeworthy at times. A mother, who despite wanting better for her daughter, never stops harping or pressing - it gets old quickly. A father who just can’t get his act together and not only disappoints his daughter, but is reckless with her physical and mental stability. Teaching her that she is going to fall, nine times out of ten she is going to fall and this is told to her so she establishes the “mindset”. Maybe good, probably not.

If you are interested in a coming of age story about a girl who takes up climbing, where it becomes her anything and everything, to the exclusion of most other things, this book might be perfect for you. Parts of it were interesting, parts tedious, some noxious and not well thought out, some just thrown in to see if it would stick. A girl who progresses to all “mixed up and calm and bad” and is going to experience a load of hurt. Just not that interesting to me.
Unfortunately I was done with this book long before it was finished.

Thanks to The Dial Press and NetGalley for a copy.
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kimkimkim | 8 outras críticas | Jun 18, 2023 |
. What happens to a girl’s sense of joy and belonging—to her belief in herself—as she becomes a woman? This unforgettable portrait of coming-of-age offers subtle yet powerful reflections on class, parenthood, addiction, lust, and the irrepressible power of dreams. “Sam” will break your heart, but will also leave you full of hope.
HandelmanLibraryTINR | 8 outras críticas | Jun 4, 2023 |



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