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“This book has a broad range--from millionaire dot.com execs to literal tree huggers, book collectors and poetic references to food. It's about two sisters at its most basic, one a hugely successful workaholic, the other a drifting PhD candidate who just can't seem to settle down. And all the...”see full review » see other reviews »
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“A very engagfing novel about two sisters in the SF Bay area, one a doctoral student, the other a CEO of a dot.com start-up. ”Margaret D wrote this review Wednesday, August 7, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The richly told story of two sisters, Emily and Jess, including their (mis)adventures in business and love. Emily, as the older sister, has always been the star of the family. Only more so lately, with her technology start-up making her and her coworkers millions. Jess, by contrast, is still plugging away listlessly in grad school studying, of all things, Philosophy. A tree sitter and protester, Jess is passionately concerned about saving the Redwoods and cannot understand Emily's obsession with making money.
But things take and interesting turn for both of them when the tech bubble bursts. While Emily struggles to keep her company and her engagement afloat, Jess finds herself the unlikely curator of a vast and extremely rare collection of cookbooks.
Fascinating, beautifully detailed, absorbing, abundant. This book was a pleasure to read!”
“really enjoyed this one... ”Carol Kantor wrote this review Saturday, June 29, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A sophisticated, modern Jane-Austenesque story, but I did not end up caring about the main characters till more than halfway through. A lot of people really liked this book, but I would not strongly recommend.”katiedaltonjames wrote this review Thursday, March 28, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The title is a little misleading, but then again it can be taken several ways, depending on how you look at it (post reading). The style was okay and liked the idea of the book, comparing the lives of dot com workaholics with the more artsy, tree hugger. There was a fair bit of cynicism about the extremes of both ways of living. I really liked the main character (not because her name was Jess) and some aspects of her sister's story. There seemed a fair number of superfluous characters though they did kind of come together at the end. I'm dying to view such a collection of cookbooks. ”Jessica E. Rathke wrote this review Friday, March 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I'm reading it for my Jane & Friends book group. The book is supposed to be a modern Jane Austen. Whoever said that has never read Jane Austen or thought Jane Austen was boring!!!!!The author cannot write romance. ”Mikie wrote this review Tuesday, March 19, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
this book just did not pull me in. It was ok.”
“A wonderful book about love, trust, relationships, and family. ”karen soanes wrote this review Saturday, March 2, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Allegra, I've loved all your other books. Please don't disappoint me this time...”ToniLACross wrote this review Thursday, February 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No