City of GirlsBook - 2019
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"City of Girls explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love."
smfdenver Jul 23, 2019
I loved this novel! It’s the story of young woman who is sent to live with her eclectic aunt who is in the theater business. She experiences New York City for the first time during the 1930s and ending in modern day. It’s a detailed account of her coming of age in this wild and glamorous city and... Read More »
DCLadults Jun 25, 2019
A New & Noteworthy pick. One of the most anticipated books of summer 2019. Vivian looks back on her life in pre- WWII, starting when she flunks out of Vassar and is sent to her Aunt Peg who owns a theater in New York City. Vivian lives a life outside the box and is fierce and flawed and wonde... Read More »
Elizabeth Gilbert of "Eat, Pray, Love" fame wants this book to "go down like a champagne cocktail—light and bright, crisp and fun." It's one of the most buzzed about books this summer.
The highly anticipated historical novel from Gilbert releases June 4th!
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Vivian, looking back on her life, describes her experiences moving to New York as a wide-eyed nineteen-year-old in the 1940’s. City of Girls is about her adventures there as she becomes a costume director at her Aunt Peg’s theater, the Lily Plahouse.
Vivian is drawn into the glamour and excitement of stage life, but finds herself caught up in its excesses as well. When Vivian finds herself in a sticky situation, she’s forced to grow up and gain some perspective on her life.
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