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City of Girls

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

From the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and The Signature of All Things, a delicious novel of glamour, sex, and adventure, about a young woman discovering that you don't have to be a good girl to be a good person.

"A spellbinding novel about love, freedom, and finding your own happiness." - PopSugar

"Intimate and richly sensual, razzle-dazzle with a hint of danger." -USA Today

"Pairs well with a cocktail...or two." -TheSkimm


"Life is both fleeting and dangerous, and there is no point in denying yourself pleasure, or being anything other than what you are."

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.

Genre: Historical

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June 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: City of Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth Gilbert
ISBN: 1-59463-473-4 / 978-1-59463-473-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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June 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: City of Girls: The Sunday Times Bestseller
Author(s): Elizabeth Gilbert
ISBN: 1-4088-6704-4 / 978-1-4088-6704-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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April 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: City of Girls
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ISBN: 0-593-19175-7 / 978-0-593-19175-0 (USA edition)
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Title: City of Girls: A Novel
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Title: City of Girls: The Sunday Times Bestseller
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ISBN: 1-4088-6706-0 / 978-1-4088-6706-8 (UK edition)
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April 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: City of Girls: The Sunday Times Bestseller
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ISBN: 1-5266-1980-6 / 978-1-5266-1980-8 (UK edition)
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June 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: City Of Girls EXPORT
Author(s): Elizabeth Gilbert
ISBN: 1-4088-6705-2 / 978-1-4088-6705-1 (UK edition)
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June 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: City of Girls
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ISBN: 0-593-08351-2 / 978-0-593-08351-2 (USA edition)
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June 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: City of Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth Gilbert
ISBN: 0-593-10436-6 / 978-0-593-10436-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
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June 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: City of Girls: The Sunday Times Bestseller
Author(s): Elizabeth Gilbert
ISBN: 1-5266-1042-6 / 978-1-5266-1042-3 (UK edition)
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2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: City of Girls
Author(s): Elizabeth Gilbert
ISBN: 1-5266-1523-1 / 978-1-5266-1523-7 (UK edition)
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June 2019 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: City of Girls
Author(s): Elizabeth Gilbert
ISBN: 1-4893-4187-0 / 978-1-4893-4187-7 (Australia edition)
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June 2019 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: City of Girls
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ISBN: 1-4893-4188-9 / 978-1-4893-4188-4 (Australia edition)
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Title: City of Girls: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-984888-46-3 / 978-1-984888-46-4
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June 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: City of Girls
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June 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: City of Girls
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June 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: City of Girls
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June 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: City of Girls
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June 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: City of Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth Gilbert
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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June 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: City of Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth Gilbert
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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June 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: City of Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth Gilbert
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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June 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: City of Girls: The Sunday Times Bestseller
Author(s): Elizabeth Gilbert
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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