City of Girls

" Beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s.

City of Girls

City of Girls

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! From the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and The Signature of All Things, a delicious novel of glamour, sex, and adventure, about a young woman discovering that you don't have to be a good girl to be a good person. "A spellbinding novel about love, freedom, and finding your own happiness." - PopSugar "Intimate and richly sensual, razzle-dazzle with a hint of danger." -USA Today "Pairs well with a cocktail...or two." -TheSkimm "Life is both fleeting and dangerous, and there is no point in denying yourself pleasure, or being anything other than what you are." Beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), City of Girls explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love. In 1940, nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster freshman-year performance. Her affluent parents send her to Manhattan to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a flamboyant, crumbling midtown theater called the Lily Playhouse. There Vivian is introduced to an entire cosmos of unconventional and charismatic characters, from the fun-chasing showgirls to a sexy male actor, a grand-dame actress, a lady-killer writer, and no-nonsense stage manager. But when Vivian makes a personal mistake that results in professional scandal, it turns her new world upside down in ways that it will take her years to fully understand. Ultimately, though, it leads her to a new understanding of the kind of life she craves - and the kind of freedom it takes to pursue it. It will also lead to the love of her life, a love that stands out from all the rest. Now eighty-nine years old and telling her story at last, Vivian recalls how the events of those years altered the course of her life - and the gusto and autonomy with which she approached it. "At some point in a woman's life, she just gets tired of being ashamed all the time," she muses. "After that, she is free to become whoever she truly is." Written with a powerful wisdom about human desire and connection, City of Girls is a love story like no other.

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Pages: 480
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Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-06-04 - Publisher: Penguin

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Book Journal
Language: en
Pages: 50
Authors: Vooyc Media
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Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-27 - Publisher:

A COMPANION JOURNAL! So you're reading "City of Girls"! Great, because having a book journal with you will have its many benefits. In such a fast-past world, there's something to be said about actually keeping a book journal and writing on it. When you're reading a book, it isn't just
Study Guide
Language: en
Pages: 62
Authors: Supersummary
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-08 - Publisher:

SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 60-page guide for "City of Girls" by Elizabeth Gilbert includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 33 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes
Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Various
Categories: Self-Help
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-29 - Publisher: Penguin

A New York Times Bestseller -- True stories inspired by one of the most iconic, beloved, bestselling books of our time, Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love has become a worldwide phenomenon, empowering millions of readers to set out on paths they never thought possible,
Pilgrims
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Elizabeth Gilbert
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-09-25 - Publisher: Penguin

The debut by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat Pray Love, Big Magic and City of Girls; a PEN/Hemingway Award finalist and New York Times Notable Book When it appeared in 1997, Elizabeth Gilbert’s story collection, Pilgrims, immediately announced her compelling voice, her comic touch, and her

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