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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 04 June 2019
  • ISBN : 9780698408326
  • Page : 480 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 40 voters

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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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City of Girls

City of Girls
  • Author : Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-06-04
  • ISBN : 9780698408326
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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...

City of Girls

City of Girls
  • Author : Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2020-06-02
  • ISBN : 9781526624901
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A SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER 'Stunning' Lisa Taddeo, author of THREE WOMEN 'Warm and wise' Stephanie Merritt, Observer 'Glamorous, sexy, compelling' Dolly Alderton, Sunday Times 'I fell in love with Vivian from page one' Daisy Buchanan 'An education in love, and an iridescent delight' Rowan Pelling, Spectator Nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris arrives in New York City in the summer of 1940 with nothing but a sewing machine and a heretofore unindulged taste for adventure. Finding employment as seamstress at the Lily

City of Girls

City of Girls
  • Author : Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-04
  • ISBN : 9781526610423
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A SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER Selected as a Book of the Year by the Daily Telegraph, Washington Post, Independent, Red and Good Housekeeping Selected as a summer read by the Independent, Grazia, Vogue, Cosmopolitan and ES Magazine 'Transcendent- art at its most carnal and healing. It is a love letter to love ... This book is, like its author, the most empathic and generous and wise and sensual and brave and stunning and luminous permissors of passion that has ever

The Girl Who Owned a City

The Girl Who Owned a City
  • Author : O. T. (Terry) Nelson
  • Publisher : Carolrhoda Books ®
  • Release Date : 2012-09-01
  • ISBN : 9781467731515
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A deadly plague has devastated Earth, killing all the adults. Lisa and her younger brother Todd are struggling to stay alive in a world where no one is safe. Other children along Grand Avenue need help as well. They band together to find food, shelter, and protection from dangerous gangs invading their neighborhood. When Tom Logan and his army start making threats, Lisa comes up with a plan and leads her group to a safer place. But how far is

Pilgrims

Pilgrims
  • Author : Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2009-11-23
  • ISBN : 9781408808771
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The cowboys, strippers, labourers and magicians of Pilgrims are all on their way to being somewhere, or someone, else. Some are browbeaten and world-weary, others are deluded and naïve, yet all seek companionship as fiercely as they can. A tough East Coast girl dares a western cowboy to run off with her; a matronly bar owner falls in love with her nephew; an innocent teenager falls hopelessly for the local bully's sister. These are tough heroes and heroines, hardened

The Last American Man

The Last American Man
  • Author : Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2003-05-27
  • ISBN : 9781101664445
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Finalist for the National Book Award From the New York Times bestselling author of Eat Pray Love, Big Magic and City of Girls comes a riveting exploration of manhood and all its complicated meanings through the portrait of an American Mountain Man. In this rousing examination of contemporary American male identity, acclaimed author and journalist Elizabeth Gilbert explores the fascinating true story of Eustace Conway. In 1977, at the age of seventeen, Conway left his family's comfortable suburban home to move

The Girls of Atomic City

The Girls of Atomic City
  • Author : Denise Kiernan
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-03-11
  • ISBN : 9781451617535
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Looks at the contributions of the thousands of women who worked at a secret uranium-enriching facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee during World War II.

Stern Men

Stern Men
  • Author : Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2009-02-24
  • ISBN : 9781101014875
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The "wonderful first novel about life, love, and lobster fishing" (USA Today) from the #1 bestselling author of Eat Pray Love, Big Magic and City of Girls Off the coast of Maine, Ruth Thomas is born into a feud fought for generations by two groups of local lobstermen over fishing rights for the waters that lie between their respective islands. At eighteen, she has returned from boarding school-smart as a whip, feisty, and irredeemably unromantic-determined to throw over her education and

The City Girls

The City Girls
  • Author : Aki
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Release Date : 2020-03-03
  • ISBN : 9781250780539
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Bustling sidewalks, busy streets, museums, parks, and tasty treats—the City Girls are ready to explore in this adorable picture book! From Aki, the author-illustrator of The Weather Girls and The Nature Girls, comes a new picture book starring an adorable troupe of girls exploring the city and taking in all the diversity of life it has to offer! It’s morning time in the city./ We watch the sun rise, slow and pretty. Follow these busy girls as they

Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It

Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It
  • Author : Various
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-03-29
  • ISBN : 9780399576782
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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, in search of their own best selves. Here, in this candid and captivating collection, nearly fifty of those readers—people as diverse in their experiences as they are in

The Girls I've Been

The Girls I've Been
  • Author : Tess Sharpe
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-01-26
  • ISBN : 9780593353813
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Soon to be a Netflix film starring Millie Bobbie Brown! In this feminist, suspenseful thriller the daughter of a con artist is taken hostage in a bank heist—and will need to tap into all her skills in order to survive. A BUSTLE, REFINERY29, COSMOPOLITAN, BUZZFEED and MARIE CLAIRE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK of 2021 Nora O'Malley's been a lot of girls. As the daughter of a con-artist who targets criminal men, she grew up as her mother's protégé. But when

Lives of Girls and Women

Lives of Girls and Women
  • Author : Alice Munro
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-12-21
  • ISBN : 9780307814555
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WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013 The only novel from Alice Munro-award-winning author of The Love of a Good Woman--is an insightful, honest book, "autobiographical in form but not in fact," that chronicles a young girl's growing up in rural Ontario in the 1940's. Del Jordan lives out at the end of the Flats Road on her father's fox farm, where her most frequent companions are an eccentric bachelor family friend and her rough younger brother. When she begins

Not That Kind of Girl

Not That Kind of Girl
  • Author : Lena Dunham
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2014-09-30
  • ISBN : 9780385680684
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From the acclaimed creator, producer, and star of HBO’s Girls comes a hilarious, wise, and fiercely candid collection of personal essays that establishes Lena Dunham as one of the most original young talents writing today. In Not That Kind of Girl, Dunham illuminates the experiences that are part of making one’s way in the world: falling in love, feeling alone, being ten pounds overweight despite eating only health food, having to prove yourself in a room full of

The Appetites of Girls

The Appetites of Girls
  • Author : Pamela Moses
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-06-26
  • ISBN : 9780698164475
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For the audience that made Commencement a New York Times bestseller comes a novel about women making their way in the world. Self-doubting Ruth is coddled by her immigrant mother, who uses food to soothe and control. Defiant Francesca believes her heavy frame shames her Park Avenue society mother and, to provoke her, consumes everything in sight. Lonely Opal longs to be included in her glamorous mother’s dinner dates—until a disturbing encounter forever changes her desires. Finally, Setsu,

Girls at the Edge of the World

Girls at the Edge of the World
  • Author : Laura Brooke Robson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-06-08
  • ISBN : 9780525554059
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Set in a world on the edge of an apocalyptic flood, this heart-stoppingly romantic fantasy debut is perfect for fans of Rachel Hartman and Rae Carson. In a world bound for an epic flood, only a chosen few are guaranteed safe passage into the new world once the waters recede. The Kostrovian royal court will be saved, of course, along with their guards. But the fate of the court's Royal Flyers, a lauded fleet of aerial silk performers, is less