Allegra Goodman's novels include Intuition, and The Cookbook Collector. Her fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, amongst others, and her essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The New Republic, The Boston Globe, and The American Scholar. Goodman studied initially at Harvard and received a PhD in English literature from Stanford. She is the recipient of a Whiting Writer's Award, the Salon Award for Fiction, and a fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced study. She lives with her family in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
What begins as a sparkling love story of an idealistic young teacher, Nina, and artist Collin, who works only in chalk, becomes a stunning, rich exploration of whether love, art, literature, and nature can compete with breathtaking virtual worlds. -- Helen Simonson * Author of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand * Coming-of-age stories never get old, and here's an especially sweet one... an old-fashioned romance that's wise and tender * Daily Mail * Filled with exquisite pleasure... I absolutely devoured it. -- Geraldine Brooks * Author of People of the Book * This is a novel full of wit and spark... Irresistible and arresting. * New York Times *