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BA in English. Ardent Reader. Kindle Fan. Unapologetic Introvert. Fervent Feminist. Recovering JD. Lazy Buddhist. Absent-minded Searcher. Occasional Writer. Novice Runner. Cat-owner. Life Co-Conspirator (LCC). Cordial Critic. Liberal Midwesterner. Geeky Nerd. Mind nomad.

Currently reading

Glow: A Novel
Jessica Maria Tuccelli
Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version
Philip Pullman, Jacob Grimm
There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband, and He Hanged Himself: Love Stories
Anna Summers, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

The Cookbook Collector: A Novel

The Cookbook Collector - Allegra Goodman I had something of a love/hate relationship with this novel, but the writing, the language, is superb. Lyrical. It captures much of the discontent and discomfort of that time, as well as the strange realization, as youth merges with adulthood, that life will never, ever be quite what we'd expected. The quote seems to be the main theme around which the book revolves:Quote: "How sad, he thought, that desire found new objects but did not abate, that when it came to longing there was no end."