New Elizabeth Gilbert Novel!

New Elizabeth Gilbert Novel!

Bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert, is releasing a brand new novel, City of Girls.

Set in New York in the 1940’s, the novel has been described as a coming-of-age, sublime novel that is ‘colourful, glittering, moving, witty and wise’. The story is centred around nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris, who, after being exiled by her parents, arrives in New York with only a suitcase and sewing machine to her name. Having failed her sophomore year of Vassar, she makes a name for herself as a self-appointed seamstress at the Lily Playhouse. Here, Vivian transforms the showgirls with her quicksilver needle skills, creating garments fit for a goddess. New York no longer seems like a place of exile – in this strange wartime city of girls, Vivian and her girlfriends intend to drink the heady high-ball of life to the last drop. But there are lessons to be learned, and bitter mistakes to be made, and it isn’t long before Vivian realises that to live the life she wants, sacrifices must be made…

For those of you who adored Eat, Pray, Love (and really, who didn’t?), this is certainly a title to look forward to by a beloved and cherished author.

Elizabeth Gilbert is the number one bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and several other international bestselling books of fiction and non-fiction including The Signature of All Things which was longlisted for the Baileys Prize and shortlisted for the Wellcome Prize. Her work has also been nominated for the PEN/ Hemingway Award, the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

The highly-anticipated novel is to be published by Bloomsbury on the 4th of June 2019.

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                      Synopsis

                      The blazingly brilliant new novel from Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the international bestseller Eat Pray Love: a glittering coming-of-age epic stitched across the fabric of a lost New YorkIt is the summer of 1940. Nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris arrives in New York with her suitcase and sewing machine, exiled by her despairing parents. Although her quicksilver talents with a needle and commitment to mastering the perfect hair roll have been deemed insufficient for her to pass into her sophomore year of Vassar, she soon finds gainful employment as the self-appointed seamstress at the Lily Playhouse, her unconventional Aunt Peg's charmingly disreputable Manhattan revue theatre. There, Vivian quickly becomes the toast of the showgirls, transforming the trash and tinsel only fit for the cheap seats into creations for goddesses.Exile in New York is no exile at all: here in this strange wartime city of girls, Vivian and her girlfriends mean to be free, to get up to no good, to drink the heady highball of life itself to the last drop. And when the legendary English actress Edna Watson comes to the Lily to star in the company's most ambitious show ever, Vivian is entranced by the magic that follows in the wake of this true, true star.But there are hard lessons to be learned, and bitterly regrettable mistakes to be made. Vivian learns that to live the life she wants, she must live many lives, ceaselessly and ingeniously making them new.'At some point in a woman's life, she just gets tired of being ashamed all the time. After that, she is free to become whoever she truly is,' she confides. And so Vivian sets forth her story, and that of the women around her - women who have lived as they truly are, out of step with a century that could never quite keep up with them.
                      Elizabeth Gilbert
                      About the author

                      Elizabeth Gilbert

                      Elizabeth Gilbert is the acclaimed author of five books of fiction and non-fiction. She is most well known for her 2006 bestseller Eat, Pray, Love, which has sold over ten million copies worldwide and was made into a film starring Julia Roberts. Her short story collection Pilgrims was nominated for the PEN/Hemingway Award, her novel Stern Men was a New York Times Notable Book and The Last American Man was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her most recent work, Committed, was a Number One New York Times bestseller. Elizabeth Gilbert lives in New Jersey.

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