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City of girls / Elizabeth Gilbert.

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  • 2 of 12 copies available at Bibliomation.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Brookfield Library F/GILBERT LARGE PRINT (Text to phone) 34029145630421 Adult New Large Type Checked out 09/25/2019
Easton Public Library LP GILBERT, ELIZABETH (Text to phone) 37777134615822 Adult New Large Type Fiction Checked out 09/23/2019
Hall Memorial Library - Ellington LP/GILBERT, ELIZABETH (Text to phone) 34037143289512 Adult Fiction Large Type Available -
Kent Memorial Library - Suffield NEW LARGE PRINT GILBERT (Text to phone) 32518145389741 Adult Large Type Checked out 10/05/2019
Mark Twain Library Association - Redding FIC Gil LP (Text to phone) 33620143589618 Adult Large Type Checked out 09/24/2019
Milford Public Library GILBERT Elizabeth (Text to phone) 34013143667817 Adult New Large Type On holds shelf -
New Milford Public Library LP F GILBE (Text to phone) 34021131523488 Adult Fiction Large Type Available -
Oliver Wolcott Library - Litchfield LP FIC GIL (Text to phone) 36123132914225 Adult Fiction Large Type Checked out 09/11/2019
Plumb Memorial Library - Shelton FIC GILBERT L.T. ed. (Text to phone) 34025145599012 Adult Large Type Checked out 10/04/2019
Ridgefield Library LP FIC GILBERT (Text to phone) 34010145833637 Adult Fiction Large Type Checked out 10/01/2019
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Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Young women Fiction
Theaters Fiction
Entertainers Fiction
Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) Fiction
Large type books
Genre: Fiction.
Large type books.
Romance fiction.
Historical fiction.
Search Results Showing Item 2 of 15 Preferred library: Rockville Public Library?

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