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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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Arcade Free Library FIC GILBE (Text)
Adult New Materials
52112300435682
On holds shelf
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Avon Free Library FIC GIL (Text)
Adult Fiction
52113300498803
On holds shelf
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Bell Memorial Library - Nunda FIC GIL (Text)
Adult Fiction
52114300198666
In transit
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Bloomfield Public Library FIC Gilbert (Text)
Adult New Materials
52133300131600
Checked out
09/27/2019
Caledonia Library Association FIC GIL (Text)
Adult Fiction
52135300307700
Checked out
10/12/2019
Clifton Springs Library Fic Gil (Text)
Adult Fiction
52115300367235
Checked out
09/27/2019
Geneva Public Library GILBERT (Text)
First Floor New Books
52118300980965
In transit
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Honeoye Public Library FIC (Text)
New Adult Fiction
52120300373654
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Lima Public Library FIC GIL (Text)
Adult Fiction
32139002043592
Checked out
09/30/2019
Lima Public Library MCN FIC GIL (Text)
McNaughton
52139000870199
Checked out
10/09/2019
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24510. ‡aCity of girls / ‡cElizabeth Gilbert.
264 1. ‡aNew York : ‡bRiverhead Books, ‡c2019.
300 . ‡a470 pages ; ‡c24 cm
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500 . ‡a"A novel"--Jacket.
520 . ‡a"[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."-- ‡cProvided by publisher.
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