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Elizabeth Gilbert

USA flag (b.1969)
Sister of Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Elizabeth Gilbert was born in Waterbury, Connecticut, and grew up on a small family Christmas tree farm. From earliest memory, all she ever wanted to do was write. It is quite possibly genetic: Her sister, Catherine Gilbert Murdock, also became a writer, and is today the author of such beloved young adult novels as DAIRY QUEEN and PRINCESS BEN.

Elizabeth Gilbert lives in rural New Jersey with her husband, her garden, and far too many beloved pets. She is at work on a new novel.

Genres: Historical, Literary Fiction
   Stern Men (2000)
   The Signature of All Things (2013)
   City of Girls (2019)
   Pilgrims (1997)
   The Complete Elizabeth Gilbert (2010)
Series contributed to
Non fiction show
Elizabeth Gilbert recommends
American Mermaid (2023)
Julia Langbein
"American Mermaid is, like a mermaid herself, a beautiful mix of two things. It is a brilliantly funny and perfectly modern satire, as well as being an elegant exploration of soulfulness, longing and belonging, and the ungovernable wildness of nature herself. I've never read anything quite like it, and I loved it."
All the Secrets of the World (2022)
Steve Almond
"Steve Almond is a fierce talent--a writer who possesses both a deep heart and a sharp edge. His work shimmers with intelligence and simmers with eroticism. He's got the goods."
Astrid Sees All (2021)
Natalie Standiford
"I loved this dark and smart thriller about the East Village in the 1980’s, starring a bright but lost young woman who is determined to chase danger and glamour and madness right up to the edge of reason. With shades of both Gatsby and Warhol, Standiford has created a vivid portrait of a seedy, edgy, artsy, and seething New York City that will never exist again. I flew through these pages."

More recommendations 

Anthologies containing stories by Elizabeth Gilbert
New Stories from the South, Best of 1997 (1997)
(New Stories from the South)
edited by
Shannon Ravenel

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