Moving masterfully between non-fiction and fiction as she has with recent books - from the scientifically rich historical novel, The Signature of All Things to the life-engaging nonfiction book, Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert is back with another fabulous novel, City of Girls (Riverhead).
“Gilbert begins her beguiling tale of an innocent young woman discovering the excitements and pleasures of 1940 New York City with a light touch, as her heroine, Vivian Morris, romps through the city. Gradually the story deepens into a psychologically keen narrative about Vivian’s search for independence as she indulges her free spirit and sexuality … Vivian—originally reckless and selfish, eventually thoughtful and humane—is the perfect protagonist for this novel, a page-turner with heart complete with a potent message of fulfillment and happiness.” —Publishers Weekly.
“Reading City of Girls is pure bliss, thanks to its spirited characters, crackling dialogue, rollicking yet affecting story lines, genuinely erotic scenes, and sexual intelligence, suspense, and incisive truths.”—Donna Seaman, Booklist.
Presented by SEATTLE THEATRE GROUP/STG with ELLIOTT BAY BOOK COMPANY.
Tickets ($35.50 plus fees) including a copy of City of Girls. Books will be distributed in-venue at the reading.