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City of girls

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"[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."--

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  • 23 of 30 copies available at OWWL.

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6 current holds with 30 total copies.

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Arcade Free Library FIC GILBE (Text)
Adult Fiction
52112300435682
Checked out
03/10/2021
Avon Free Library FIC GIL (Text)
Adult Fiction
52113300498803
Checked out
03/13/2021
Bell Memorial Library - Nunda FIC GIL (Text)
Adult Fiction
52114300198666
Available
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Bloomfield Public Library FIC Gilbert (Text)
Adult Fiction
52133300131600
Available
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Caledonia Library Association FIC GIL (Text)
Adult Fiction
52135300307700
Available
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Clifton Springs Library Fic Gil (Text)
Adult Fiction
52115300367235
Available
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Cordelia A. Greene Library - Castile FIC GILBERT (Text)
Adult Fiction
52136000247071
Available
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Geneva Public Library GILBERT (Text)
First Floor Fiction
52118300980965
Available
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Honeoye Public Library FIC (Text)
Adult Fiction
52120300373654
Available
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Lima Public Library FIC GIL (Text)
Adult Fiction
32139002043592
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